[UPDATED with Board Rejecting Plan:] Redistricting Committee Trudges On, 18 Proposals Remain

UPDATE, JULY 20, 11:25 A.M.: And, back to the redistricting committee it goes.

The Orange County Board of Supervisors had its first official look at the committee's redistricting recommendations Tuesday and opted to kick the proposed plan back to the panel, citing potential political harm to the county's Vietnamese-American population.


The OC Register's Kimberly Edds reports that dozens
of Vietnamese Americans were at the meeting Tuesday, some hoisting up
“Save Little Saigon” and “Don't Split Our Community” signs.
They want Fountain Valley to be in the first district, not the second, Edds writes.

The Vietnamese-American population had a hefty–and influential–outpouring at Tuesday's meeting. Local Latinos are hoping to have their own at Friday's meeting. 

Francis later says he just wants to get the ball rolling.
“I'm ready to strike about 20 more. I'm ready to get this done. I'd like to bleed these out slowly,” Francis says.

The redistricting committee did vote unanimously to table one proposal last night–proposal 20–but that's because they introduced a modified version of it, 20A. Proposal 20A splits both Anaheim and Irvine into separate districts. Maps and stats of the modified proposal unveiled last night are available on the county's website.  

The meeting ended like the dreaded ending of a school day: with a homework assignment.
Hughes told committee members he wanted them to do their research and pick out a few of their favorite maps by their next meeting on June 30. (The meeting starts at 2 p.m. at the Hall of Administration in Santa Ana.)

“Get prepared to really get into this and put our nails into [it],” Hughes says.
While the nail-digging might start Thursday, the tentative date for adoption of the ordinance isn't until Sept. 13, according to county spokesman Howard Sutter.

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