Yucca Valley, Ca.- Now that the ” Sky Harbor Five” has been reduced to four councilmen, with only two elected and two recently appointed, let’s take a closer look at proposing Voting Districts for Yucca Valley.
Based on the recent population numbers of 20,700 for the Town of Yucca Valley from the recent census, the Voting District map could be divided into five sections. ALL FOUR of our current Town Council members are in District2 which includes the Sky Harbor residential neighborhood where they reside. (There used to be Sky Harbor
Five seated on the dais but Isaac Hagerman recently quit not even completing two years.)
According to a recent economic study, $58,000 per year is the average income for Sky Harbor Yucca2 district, as compared to $24,000-$25,000 for the rest of Yucca Valley. A closer look at Yucca5 district includes Paradise Valley with a lower average income.
Most of this rural town is low-income and as predicted by the previous town manager, Andy Takata, the figures from the recent census are worst than previous reports reflecting a lower population and an even lower-income.
Is it a crime to live in Sky Harbor Yucca2 District? No, but where is the representation for the entire town when ALL the Town Council members live in the same District? With memberships in the same service clubs, socializing and worshiping in the same circles, this council is completely out of touch with the average citizen and creates situations for Brown Act violations.
With District or Wards, the needs of all citizens and businesses would be addressed if they had representation. One citizen could be elected as Mayor and the Sky Harbor Five could never have more than ONE seated on the dais to represent Yucca2 District.
In a recent telephone conversation, Leone confirmed he would run for Mayor-at-large if Yucca Valley had voting districts but not before.
Please feel free to print out this map in color and locate your District where you live. This map has an accuracy factor of 0.002% and was drawn up by a cartographer who worked on the San Bernardino County redistricting using Yucca Valley’s new census information.
Let me know what you think…..are you being represented?
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