Former Mill Valley Mayor Dick Spotswood* heps us to the California Redistricting Commission’s sneak peak of redistricting of political boundaries Up North.
The fundamental problem for Marinites is that there aren’t that many of them. Because AFATAC, the best thing in the world is high property values and the worst is multitudes of black and brown people.
So no, you can’t have your own state senator the way you think you so richly deserve, Marin, sorry. But, everybody else in the bay area will continue to subsidize your public transit, so at least you’ve have that to hold onto while you fret about about completely safe SmartMeters and completely harmless Target Stores and pretty much safe, more or less, student vaccinations.
In short, Oh Marin, You So Crazy and that’s why you don’t have pull in Sac-town and D.C.
And you never will.
Here’s what you needed:
“Marincello was a failed development project in Marin County, California that would have put a metropolis full of homes, apartments, and hotels in a planned community atop the Marin Headlands, overlooking the Golden Gate. Its upheaval set the precedent for Marin County’s rigid anti-development stance and push for open space.”
See lots of large posters like this at SPUR’s new Urban Center at 654 Mission in the SoMA.
It would have been like another Sausalito:
According to the 2006-2008 American Community Survey, there were sixteen ancestries in Marin County that made up over 1.0% of its population. The sixteen ancestries are listed below.
- German: 15.8%
- Irish: 14.8%
- English: 13.6%
- Italian: 8.7%
- French: 4.0%
- Scottish: 3.9%
- Russian: 3.6%
- Swedish: 2.6%
- Polish: 2.4%
- Scots Irish: 2.3%
- “American”: 2.2%
- Norwegian: 1.9%
- Dutch: 1.5%
- Portuguese: 1.1%
- Swiss: 1.1%
- Danish: 1.1%
So, increase your population 300% (you know, stop using water to keep out the undesireables) and then you’ll have your very own state Senator. Until then…
*Two words for you, Dick: Chrome Browser. The always-on spell-checker is totally sweet – it spots a lot of my transposed letter tpyos…