With the California State Redistricting Process almost finalized, there is a significant change being proposed for Culver City that has the potential to alter our representation in Sacramento. The state redistricting commission is proposing new district lines that split Culver City in half along the 405 Freeway. This would put Culver City in two separate assembly districts, possibly diluting or even eradicating significant political representation.
Darrel Menthe, the president of the Culver City Downtown Business Association voiced his concerns, noting that “This map will make that western portion of Culver City like an appendage of Santa Monica for representation purposes. It will, I believe, make it harder for … Culver City to have its interests addressed in Sacramento.”
California’s independent redistricting commission approved its first official draft maps for the state’s congressional, legislative and tax board districts November 10, 2021, but the vote was underscored by concerns about the public’s ability to view the proposed changes and weigh in on them in a timely matter.
Commission Chair Sara Sadhwani has offered that “The success of this decennial process depends on the participation of all Californians. We want to hear from everyone and want to know if our line drawing is heading in the right direction.”
Dec. 27, 2021, is the last day to submit comments and feedback on the new map (see image.) If you want to weigh in on the matter of keeping Culver City together for representation in Sacramento, please make your comment using the link below.