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From Frank Tallerico July 7, 2011, retired Siskiyou County Superintendent of Schools

To: The Honorable Members of the California Redistricting Commission

The recently published re-drawn maps for the political districts for Northern California's interior counties continues to isolate this region from its geographically located neighbors that were first drawn many, many years ago. (Most recently after the 1990 census.)
!, I again reiterate, that the east-west connection is not culturally connected with lifestyle nor the customs and culture of the interior counties. (The I-5 corridor remains and maintains the connectivity of these counties.)
2. The rather dry climate of the interior is very different that the cool, wet coastal counties. This climatic difference lends to a greater diversity of interests, employment opportunities, cultural and customs.
3. As stated in the law, numbers alone should not set the parameters for these districts . (Communities of interests, culture, customs, connectivity, and natural trading partners are only a partial list,)
I urge the Commission the return to the 1990 districts maps for a more accurate division to meet the requirements of the law.
 
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