SAN DIEGO — Imperial Valley residents unable to attend today's public hearing on the upcoming reapportionment of the state's Senate districts will have until Aug. 1 to mail or e-mail their comments.
Today's hearing in San Diego will be the third of five. The fourth hearing will be Tuesday in San Jose and the fifth will be July 31 in Sacramento.
There is no public hearing scheduled for the Imperial Valley.
Calexico City Manager Richard Inman was told by Sacramento sources that written comments will carry as much weight with the Senate Elections and Reapportionment Committee as any oral comments at the public hearings.
Inman wasn't sure how the committee would quantify or take into consideration public comments but he said he hopes the concerns of the Imperial Valley, and specifically Calexico, are taken into consideration when the Senate lines are drawn.