Dump the Pump: Mayor Bob Johnson gave out a
resolution declaring today as “Dump the Pump” day.
Lodi’s GrapeLine will offer free rides on the fixed-route system
in honor of the national event. The city will also have raffle
prizes that riders can win.
The city’s regular fare is $1.25. Seniors, people with
disabilities and Medicare cardholders pay 60 cents. For more
information on the bus routes, go to www.lodi.gov/transit.
Redistricting concerns: Mayor Bob Johnson said
he has some concerns about redistricting maps released last week
and asked residents to take a look and offer feedback at an
The California Citizens Redistricting Commission are asking for
feedback on draft maps of new Senate, Assembly and Congressional
district. The 14-citizen commission was formed after California
voters approved Proposition 11 in November 2008.
Johnson has concerns that the Assembly and Senate districts span
too many counties, and that the areas do not share common traits or
“In my mind, something like this proposed Senate and Assembly
districts make little sense for our community,” Johnson said.
The Assembly district includes Lodi, Galt, Rio Vista, Isleton,
Vallejo, Benicia, Fairfield, Suisun City, Vacaville, Dixon, Oakley,
Walnut Grove, Winters and Woodland.
The Senate district includes Lodi, Galt, Solano County, Walnut
Grove, Winters, Woodland, Napa Valley, Santa Rosa and
In contrast, Johnson said he is pleased with the Congressional
district because it includes a large section of San Joaquin County,
The district includes the whole county except Tracy, Manteca,
Escalon and Ripon. It also includes east of Highway 160 from
Antioch to Walnut Grove; includes cities of Antioch, Oakley and
He said the Congressional district works because Lodi shares
many of the same issues with other cities in the district. For
example, he said Highway 99 runs through the district and Lodi
Unified School District is located in both Lodi and Stockton.
The redistricting committee will have a meeting from 6 to 9 p.m.
June 24 at the Tillie Lewis Theater at San Joaquin Delta College,
5151 Pacific Ave., Stockton.
Johnson said anyone with concerns should show up and voice their
“A number of people are trying to put together a campaign to let
the committee know some of the redistricting proposal makes little
sense for our issues,” he said.