2/4/2012 1:01:00 PM Letter: What redistricting means to Cornville
Congressional, State and Yavapai County redistricting will certainly keep things interesting in Cornville. Here’s why:
The unincorporated Community of Cornville is generally defined as the 86325 zip code area, which includes the Verde Santa Fe and Tissaw Road areas on the west, Page Springs on the north and east, Lower Oak Creek Estates on the south and all neighborhoods in between. If all the proposed redistricting maps are approved by the Department of Justice, the line between Congressional Districts 1 and 4 will follow Page Springs Road, which means only the few folks who live on the east side of the road will be in District 1. All those on the west side, and in the rest of Cornville, will be in District 4.
Thus, the Congressional maps split off a bit of Cornville on the east. To make it even more interesting, County Supervisor Tom Thurman was instrumental in splitting districts along Tissaw Road, putting most of Verde Santa Fe in County District 3 and all the rest of Cornville in County District 2. Thus, the County maps split off a bit of Cornville on the west. Only the State redistricting maps are perfectly clear. The whole Cornville community belongs to Arizona Legislative District 6.
On the bright side, we in Cornville will have two congressional representatives, a state senator and two state legislators (e.g. two per District); and two County Supervisors to look after our interests. That’s a total of seven elected officials for us to get to know and (try) to work with! Yes, redistricting will keep things interesting!
Posted: Thursday, June 7, 2012
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THIS IS ABSOLUTELY STUPID! THERE IS NO GOOD REASON FOR SPLITTING UP ANY SMALL TOWN OR CDP (CENSUS DESIGNATED PLACE). THIS CREATES CONFUSION AND FRUSTRATION FOR EVERYONE IN THE AFFECTED VOTING AREA! THIS CAN ALSO RESULT IN UNBALANCED AND INDIFFERENT REPRESENTATION OF AN AREA WITH COMMON INTERESTS. VOTER APATHY HAS PLAGUED THIS COUNTRY FOR DECADES AND THIS WILL PERPETUATE THAT PROBLEM. ONE MORE TIME. THIS IS STUPID!!