- Supervisor Leroy Ornellas hopes voters will opt for redistricting changes
After the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors adopted new
district boundaries based on the 2010 Census on Tuesday, Supervisor
Leroy Ornellas announced that he would begin an initiative drive
where he hopes voters will enact reform to the redistricting
process at the county level.
The initiative stems from the city of Manteca being split by
having two county supervisors instead of one. City officials asked
that Manteca be contained within a single supervisorial district.
Ornellas also criticized his board colleagues for moving Ripon from
District 5 to District 4, contrary to Ripon officials' request.
The initiative, if approved by voters, would require that each
of the seven cities in San Joaquin County, with the exception of
Stockton, would be in a single district. Stockton, with 291,707
residents according to the 2010 Census, is too large to be in a
single district. Each district is to have about 137,000 people.
If approved by voters, the Board of Supervisors would have to
redraw the maps no later than Jan. 1, 2013.
— Ross Farrow
- In other action
- The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors heard a report from
county Probation Officer Patricia Mazzilli on Tuesday on how the
county will accept some state prison inmates in the county
- The board directed its staff to start the process to form a
joint-powers agreement to consolidate animal control services with
the county and the cities of Lodi, Stockton, Lathrop, Tracy and
Manteca. The proposal hasn't been considered yet by the
- Supervisors converted Arbor Mobile Home Park in Acampo into
condominiums. Residents will have the option to purchase the land
where their mobile homes sit, or they may continue to pay
- The board awarded a $128,000 contract to Victory Engineers to
repair surface of four concrete bridges at Dustin Road across Dry
Creek overflow, Elliott Road across Mokelumne River overflow,
Bruella Road across Mokelumne River and Santa Fe Road across the
— Ross Farrow
Posted: Tuesday, August 2, 2011 4:29 pm
The entire Lodi area will remain in Ken Vogel's supervisorial
district, the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors determined
The board approved a map that will keep Lodi in Vogel's District
4 and remove a portion of north Stockton from Vogel's district.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011 4:29 pm.