KAC presents testimony at the Los Angeles City Council District 13 Community of Interest Public Hearing
Los Angeles, CA - KAC joined the Special Meeting of the Los Angeles City Council Redistricting Commission (LACCRC) held on Thursday, July 29, 2021, where the commissioners opened the floor for the public to hear their Community of Interest (COI) Testimony focus on Council District 13.
KAC, as one of the Koreatown Redistricting Task Force, offered a public comment urging the Commission to keep Koreatown as a whole, unified district. The public hearing was broadcasted live, and recordings of past meetings are also available at the LACCRC website.
Redistricting happens every 10 years following the Census. It is a process of redrawing the district lines that define which areas elected officials represent.
In 2021, the boundaries for Congress, State Legislature, County, City, and Board of Education will be redrawn to reflect the move and change of people and communities.
Redistricting is an opportunity to ensure equal representation to build and protect political power for the communities. When communities are kept together in one district or grouped with neighborhood communities that share interests, we can develop a stronger voice and demand accountability from our representatives.
The residents of “Koreatown” is one such community - a community that has existed for decades - comprise one of the most populous, ethnically vibrant communities in the city. This community deserves to have its needs met by a single councilmember, instead of having accountability diffused amongst four (CD 1, 4, 10 and 13).
It is the time for the community, to speak out and raise our voices again to help draw the lines to make Koreatown into a whole, unified City Council district in Los Angeles City.
Dates of Hearings (can attend any, do not have to live in the district) via Zoom upon registration.
Please join and speak out on behalf of our community and encourage others to do the same.