Parts of Rowland Heights moved to fourth district in Los Angeles County

The boundaries of Los Angeles County’s five supervisorial districts shift ever so slightly today, a month after the Board of Supervisors rejected major changes that would have boosted the voting power of Latinos.

The new redistricting map closely follows the previous plan, prompting threats of a lawsuit from civil right activists who maintain Latinos should constitute the majority in two districts, not just one, since they make up 47 percent of the county’s 9.8 million residents.

County Assistant CEO Martin Zimmerman said most of the significant boundary adjustments were made in the San Gabriel Valley: portions of Whittier and Rowland Heights from the 1st to the 4th; Santa Fe Springs was moved from the 1st to the 4th District; Claremont and West Covina from the 5th to the 1st.

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