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Watsonville Narrows Redistricting Down to 2 Maps

The city of Watsonville has narrowed its redistricting map to two options, which have been forwarded on for final selection and approval.

(Dec. 2, 2021) → Read the full The Pajaronian report
Trustee Areas to Be Redrawn

The Pajaro Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees are setting to work on redrawing trustee boundaries to make things updated, fair and equal.

(Nov. 23, 2021) → Read the full The Pajaronian report

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Image caption: California is taking at least small steps to reform the county sheriffs system.
The Trouble With Sheriffs
Though they are elected officials, county sheriffs have less accountability than any other law enforcement officials. Here's why, and what California is doing about it.

Image caption: California continues to work on legislation that would make voting easier.
Voting Rites
California keeps on taking legislative steps that will keep it ranked in the top 10 of voter-friendly states.

Watsonville leaders cry foul over proposed congressional redistricting
WATSONVILLE—The Watsonville City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution to send a letter to the California Citizens Redistricting Commission demanding it not split Watsonville from its fellow Santa Cruz County cities in the upcoming congressional redistricting. The letter, penned …

Image caption: More than one in 20 California students attend school in Santa Cruz County.
Santa Cruz County’s School System, Explained
Santa Cruz County has more than 40,000 students enrolled in its 10 school districts, about 6 percent of all students in the state. Here’s how the school system works, and how it’s grown since its earliest days.

Despite Federal Ruling, Dreamers Fight for DACA
After years of policy flip-flops, what will it take to create a real path to citizenship for immigrants?.

Image caption: There are more than 300 community service districts in California.
Community Services Districts, Explained
Community service districts can do most anything a city government can do. Here’s how they work and how to start one.

Commentary: Redistricting Process was Undermined
Read Jim Mosher's response to a recent Santa Cruz Sentinel editorial board commentary that supported Scotts Valley Mayor Derek Timm's, Supervisor Zach Friend's, and Supervisor Manu Koenig's last-minute proposal to shift a section of Scotts Valley into the 5th District. …

Image caption: Economists say that inflation is 2021 is the direct result of the pandemic.
How Bad Is Inflation, and How Can It Be Stopped?
Inflation is on the rise, with prices in some parts of California their highest in 13 years. Here’s what caused this round of inflation, and how can it be stopped.

Watsonville redistricting committee probes draft maps, incumbency rules
WATSONVILLE—The Watsonville Community Redistricting Advisory Committee is closing in on its final recommendations to the Watsonville City Council for how the city’s district lines should be redrawn. Every decade following the release of census data, jurisdictions must adjust their district …

Watsonville City Council candidates respond to voters’ questions
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