Christina Villacorte, Staff Writer
Created: 09/26/2011 09:25:30 PM PDT
An overflow crowd is expected today as the Board of Supervisors tackles the once-a-decade task of redrawing Los Angeles County’s voting boundaries and decides whether to give Latinos more political clout.
The board will choose from among three redistricting plans: one supported by Supervisors Don Knabe and Zev Yaroslavsky that essentially preserves the status quo; and two others proposed by Supervisors Gloria Molina and Mark Ridley-Thomas that would carve out a district in which Latinos would comprise the majority of voting-age residents.
Fifth District Supervisor Michael Antonovich has yet to declare his choice but is believed to favor the proposal that makes only minor changes to current boundaries.
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