Los Angeles Councilman Bill Rosendahl’s office is holding a forum in Westchester at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2 to address a proposed redistricting map that would move approximately 80 percent of the community to another district.
“Please join me in urging the Los Angeles Redistricting Commission to reject that plan and keep our Westside, coastal district whole,” the councilman wrote in an email, asking his constituents to sign a petition that was being circulated. “Please sign this petition now, and attend a public hearing at 7000 Lincoln Blvd., to let your voice be heard,”
Westchester is in the 11th District and abuts Playa del Rey, Playa Vista and Los Angeles International Airport.
Every 10 years, following the census, the city is required to redraw its City Council boundaries so that the districts have equal population.
The council will be required to approve the maps before they take effect.
“We need to stop this proposal in its tracks,” Rosendahl said. “Every voice counts.”