REDISTRICTING :: Sen. Kelley Is PISSED! :: NO RESPECT
(BALTIMORE COUNTY - December 19, 2011) - In a letter encouraging her constituents to attend Thursday's redistricting hearing in Annapolis, it's clear that the state Senator is not happy with what is happening to the blackest part of Baltimore County, a jurisdiction responsible in-part for placing the last two Baltimore County Executives in office and for overall political prowess on the past - as it relates to black issues:
The Governor's proposed map looks terrible to me. District 10 now goes to I-83, and includes a lot of young, probably unregistered newcomers to the County, while losing many communities of older African-Americans who are registered, who vote, and who are otherwise engaged in civic organizations. The district loses everything inside of the beltway, and extends north of a much more compact District 11, and northeast to I-83. We lose Powhatan, Woodlawn, Westview Park, our Catonsville precincts, Woodbridge Valley, Woodmoor, Lochearn, and Villa Nova. We lose both Delegate Nathan-Pulliam and Delegate Burns to a new city/county district 44, which includes the Bolton Hill, home of Delegate Keiffer Mitchell.
The Governor is supposed to be present on Thursday morning at the 10:00 A.M Redistricting Hearing in the Joint Hearing Room. Legislators and citizens of the 10th District have that final opportunity to impress upon the Governor the nature of their concerns.
Delegate Delores Kelley