Dept. of Justices APPROVES Stafford's...

Dept. of Justices APPROVES Stafford's Redistricting Plan

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Washington, DC

#1 Jul 28, 2011
The Chairman of the Board of Supervisors selected a committee for the redistricting process.

This committee is chaired by the Chairman that is not only a conflict of interest where "incumbents" are drawing their own districts but just another form of gerrymandering.

The Chairman's district grew 29% in the redistricting process so it would extend all the way down to Courthouse Road (630) and the population of the Garrisonville district only grew just over 4% in ten (10) years because there is NO space for new development. This district is also full of empty businesses, foreclosures and plenty of short sales.

The committee should have been composed of citizens who can be fair, impartial, and objective because they are not trying to pick their voters let alone the geographic border that the Chairman is quite familiar with due to his time on the Board of Supervisors!

The "pre-clearance" by Justice does not prevent interested parties from filing a lawsuit to challenge the plan!

The pre-clearance by Justice lessens the chance that Stafford County will be sued over the "incumbent" drawn map which may very well be filled with gerrymandering and thus increases the chance that the county would prevail in any legal challenge.

More than likely, the U.S. Justice Department would stand there with Stafford County "incumbents", not on the other side of the fence!

Unfortunately, these seven (7) districts drawn by the "incumbents" and their one HOA (Houses Of Aristocrats) stakeholder versus voters are now the law of the land for ten (10) years!

Getting "incumbents" to accept the idea that they cannot draw their own districts has been very difficult to get Lady Justice to enforce in any decennial census let alone in 2011.

I-95 part of the Eisenhower's DoD infrastructure serves as a very convenient man made divider of Stafford County that would be "better" served with a Board of Supervisors of just four (4) districts named NW, SW, NE, and SE . Of course, I would never want 2-2 votes in the chamber because the county would not be moving forward even under a controlled "political" agenda. Therefore, a fifth member commonly known as a Member at Large where all voters get to actually use their "ONE MAN, ONE VOTE" entitlement would eliminate ties and provide decisions.

This redistricting result would be smaller county government reducing the pay of two (2) additional supervisors over four (4) years but more importantly it would limit the number of overpaid planning commissioners who are not elected but merely loyal appointees collecting a $10K per year stipend from our taxes!

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