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County supervisors update district map

By Jonathan Morales
Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 at 10:56 am in Lafayette, Lamorinda, Moraga, Orinda.

As expected, Gayle Uilkema will remain Lamorinda’s county supervisor. The board of supervisors OK’d its new district maps on a contentious 3-2 vote yesterday. Lisa Vorderbrueggen has the full story.

Changing Lamorinda’s supervisor was never really on the table. Uilkema is from Lafayette and none of the maps that were seriously considered took the area out of her district.

Lamorinda will have new district cohorts, however. The maps move Uilkema’s district to the southeast, replacing Hercules, Pinole and Martinez with Danville, San Ramon and Alamo. I’m no demographer, but the shift does seem to make sense: Lamorinda has much more in common with the San Ramon Valley than the communities in West County.

The only change of any significance in Lamorinda is for residents in the Reliez Valley area just north of Lafayette city limits. Those folks (who are within the Acalanes Union High School District boundaries) are with Uilkema right now. Under the new map, they’ll shift into Federal Glover’s district.

You can take a look at the map here.

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