How proposed districts would impact WC Councilmembers


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The five council district, as proposed by West Covina residents Fred Sykes and Alfred Williams, would divide the city into equal parts based on population. Four council members lives in district one, and Mayor Roger Hernandez lives in district four. Here’s the story. 

PROPOSED NEW DISTRICTS

DISTRICT ONE: Starts at the intersection of Puente and Azusa avenues; extends to the city’s eastern boundary and south along Azusa to approximately Green Ridge Terrace.

DISTRICT TWO: Roughly encompasses the portion of the city that extends west from Azusa Avenue, north of the 10 Freeway.

DISTRICT THREE: Approximately south of the 10 Freeway to Cameron Avenue and west to the city limit at Francisquito Avenue.

DISTRICT FOUR: Defined as Cameron Avenue south to Francisquito on the west and south to Temple Avenue on the east.

DISTRICT FIVE: Approximately south of Green Ridge Terrace and along Nogales south to Valley Boulevard.

  • Anonymous

    This is an attempt at a power grab by Hernandez and Sykes. Plain and simple.

    This is not about representation. Essentially, what Hernandez and Sykes are doing is breaking us up into five small cities. West Covina will become 5 small cities competing for money and resources.

    Hernadez and Sykes are trying to pull the wool over our eyes by masking a power grab under the veil of “representation”.

  • Anonymous 2

    Mayor Roger Hernandez, Fredrick Sykes and Alfred Willams are the same people pushing to annex County Valinda into the City of West Covina. They must have a friend there who would be in there next Council District the District of Valinda. If you like the Valinda area so much move there! Mayor Roger Hernandez is just trying to act as if he cares about other areas, when it’s real about him running for office in the 57th Assembly District. Roger doesn’t care about West Covina he cares about his next office. Have Mayor Roger Hernandez tell you he’s not going to run for the 57th Assembly District and if he does tell him to resign!

  • Anonymous

    This may be less about a “power grab” and more about a necessary dispersal of power away from one narrow constituency.

    If districts are drawn, they should be drawn so as to provide a strong incentive for each candidate to compete for a broad demographic array of votes. The incentive should be to build coalitions and in turn consensus among a broad range of demographic groups.

    It sounds like this may not be happening in West Convina.

    The prior poster is correct in one sense that you don’t want to break up the city into districts that each internally homogenous; that will simply balkanize the City (See the County Board of Supervisors as an example of how this is done badly).

    However, if district’s can be drawn where no one demographic group has an overwhelming advantage, you might create an incentive for bridge building coalitions that serve a wider public interest not just a narrow constiutencies interests.

    Just food for thought.

  • WC lover

    Demographics should not be a reason for breaking the city into districts. That is segregation.

    This is all about Roger Hernandez grabbing power and having his friend Felipe Agredano run for WC City Council.

    Hernandez has done nothing except bring controversy to our great city and now he is attempting to divide and conquer our city.

  • Anonymous

    Has Felipe moved? I don’t think he lives in WC, and I think your claim about him is just blowing more smoke.

  • Anonymous

    WC Lover:

    You REALLY need to read my posts more carefully. I said drawing districts in a manner that makes each internally homogenous WOULD be undesirable. That’s why I said that if the districts were drawn each should have a roughly equal cross-section of the City.

    There is one thing to keep in mind though. The Federal Voting Right’s Act does mandate that district’s not be drawn so as to disenfranchise certain protected minority groups. Working within the Voting Right’s Act framework will be a challenge. But I agree with you. You don’t want to balkanize the City into district’s. That’s the way the County Board of Supervisors is designed and that’s why the County is such an ineffectual body. So long as each board member panders to their largely homogenous constituencies they don’t need to think about the greater community good.

  • Anonymous

    This is the only way for Hernandez to “get rid” (as he put it) of all of the other Council Members and replace them with his people.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t live in WC but I find it hard to believe that Hernandez is the kind of ominous boogie man you make him out to be. Essentially, he wields no more power than anyone else on the council.

    I really wish ALL of you from ALL cities would learn to argue with one another in a manner that deals with IDEAS (pro or con) rather attacking personalities.

    Unfortunately, these reporters find it easier to write in terms of personalities (which is more lurid and jucy to write about) instead of IDEAS which can at times be complicated and which can lead to the realization that not all things are black and white/ good vs bad etc.

  • Anonymous

    This is the only way for Hernandez to “get rid” (as he put it) of all of the other Council Members and replace them with his people.

    In fact, he is the only Councilmember that does not return calls or attend city functions. I call all the others and they reply to me.

    Now he is attempting to POWER GRAB.

  • Anonymous 2

    I agree with W C Lover this is all about control and Mayor Roger Hernandez and his misfits. Anonymous Felipe Agredano the drunk (DUI Boy) does live in West Covina at 1027 W. Louisa Ave. District 2 as proposed the former Garvey School Board convicted of Drunk Driving just before he lost his re-Election campaign. Rosemead/So San Gabriel got lucky he moved out, West Covina has the bum now. So let me understand Mayor Roger Hernandez (Domestic Violence Guy) lives in proposed District 4, Fredrick Sykes (Dog Killer) lives in proposed District 5 and Felipe Agredano the drunk (DUI Boy) lives in proposed District 2. This is all about control, not about the people of West Covina. The three of them look more like a NFL Team.

  • West Covina Voter

    Drawing in new districts should help out our city. We need to trust those that do a good job in office. Hope they don’t turn on each other in the process.

  • Anonymous

    We are one West Covina. United as one, together as one. If Roger Hernandez feels we should be divided, simply to bring his cronies on the Council. He is wrong. I have lived here all my life and do not want West Covina to turn into 5 separate cities.

    POWER GRAB by Roger Hernandez. Plain and simple.

  • Anonymous

    Well, that is funny about Felipe. He sure gets around. When you google his name, he shows up in L.A., in West Covina and in Rosemead.

    Still, dividing the city into districts wouldn’t put him in office. Someone would have to vote for him.

    I think you’re attacking the idea because of who is proposing it and not for the impact it would have on representation in the city. For a city the size of West Covina, it just seems like there’s something wrong if 4 out of 5 council members all live in the same neighborhood.

  • Anonymous

    his is an attempt at a power grab by Hernandez and Sykes. Plain and simple.

    This is not about representation. Essentially, what Hernandez and Sykes are doing is breaking us up into five small cities. West Covina will become 5 small cities competing for money and resources.

    Hernadez and Sykes are trying to pull the wool over our eyes by masking a power grab under the veil of “representation”.

  • Anonymous 2

    Why is Mark Smith (Ponytail Boy) resident of Glendora working with Fred Sykes and Alfred Williams to do Districts in the City of West Covina? Go back to your City loser!