MINUTES

FOR THE REDISTRICTING COMMISSION
OF THE CITY OF SAN DIEGO
FOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2001 - 4:00 P.M.
COUNCIL COMMITTEE ROOM
202 C STREET 12TH FLOOR
SAN DIEGO, CA

 
CHRONOLOGY OF THE MEETING:

Chairman Pesqueira called the meeting to order at 4:03 p.m. The meeting was adjourned by Chairman Pesqueira at 5:20 p.m. to meet immediately in Closed Session to discuss personnel matters related to applicants for the Chief of Staff position.

 
ITEM-1: CALL TO ORDER

Chairman Pesqueira called the meeting to order at 4:03 p.m.

 
ITEM-2: ROLL CALL

Analyst Bonnie Stone called the roll:

(C) Chairman Ralph R. Pesqueira-present
(VC) Vice Chairman Leland T. Saito-present
(M) Mateo R. Camarillo-present
(M) Charles W. Johnson-present
(M) Marichu G. Magaña-present
(M) Shirley ODell-present
(M) Juan Antonio Ulloa-present
(EO) Deputy City Attorney Lisa Foster-present

REDISTRICTING COMMISSION ACTION (Tape location A005-010.)

ATTENDANCE DURING THE MEETING:

(C) Chairman Ralph R. Pesqueira-present

(VC) Vice Chairman Leland T. Saito-present

(M) Mateo R. Camarillo-present

(M) Charles W. Johnson-present

(M) Marichu G. Magaña-present

(M) Shirley ODell-present

(M) Juan Antonio Ulloa-present

(EO) Deputy City Attorney Lisa Foster-present

 
ITEM-3: NON-AGENDA COMMENT:

This portion of the agenda provides an opportunity for members of the public to address the Redistricting Commission on items of interest within the jurisdiction of the Commission.

Comments are limited to no more than two minutes per speaker. Pursuant to the Ralph M. Brown Act, no discussion or action, other than a referral, will be taken by the Redistricting Commission on any issue brought forth under "Non-Agenda Comment."

 
COMMENT 1: None.
 
CONSENT ITEMS
 
ITEM-4: APPROVAL OF COMMISSION MINUTES

Approval of Commission minutes for the meeting of January 10, 2001.

MOTION BY MAGAÑA TO APPROVE THE MINUTES. Second by Ulloa. Vote unanimous; all present.

REDISTRICTING COMMISSION ACTION (Tape location A023-050.)

 
ACTION ITEMS
 
ITEM-5: MEETING PROTOCOL

Deputy City Attorney Lisa Foster informed the Commission that she and Deputy City Attorney Stuart Swett reviewed Robert's Rules of Order and determined that the Chairman is allowed to participate in making motions and voting.

REDISTRICTING COMMISSION ACTION (Tape location A052-247.)

 
ITEM-6: PEREZ ET. AL. V. CITY OF SAN DIEGO

This 2 and a half year voting rights lawsuit coordinated by the Chicano Federation alleged that the City's electoral system diluted minority voting strength. Attorney Michael Aguirre, who represented the Chicano Federation during the lawsuit, discussed its history and impact.

Presentation by Michael Aguirre.

REDISTRICTING COMMISSION ACTION (Tape location A248-B234.)

 
ITEM-7: COMMISSION CALENDAR

Discussion and action to establish dates for future Commission meetings.

Bonnie Stone stated that at the February 14th meeting the City Attorney's office will discuss the City's side of the voting rights lawsuit, Perez et. al. v. City of San Diego.

Chairman Pesqueira requested that Commissioners block out each Wednesday during the month of February for Commission meetings. However, February 28th is still questionable. Chairman Pesqueira stated that he would make every effort to have a meeting on that date. Chairman Pesqueira noted that he will be out of the country during the month of March; however a meeting on the last Wednesday in March is likely.

REDISTRICTING COMMISSION ACTION (Tape location B245-360.)

 
ITEM-8: REDISTRICTING CONSULTANT SERVICES

Report from RFP Subcommittee. Discussion and possible action relating to hiring a consultant for redistricting.

Deputy City Attorney Foster informed the Commission that some language in the RFP needs to be revised.

Chairman Pesqueira requested that the changes to the RFP be made as soon as possible in order to advertise and move toward hiring a consultant.

MOTION BY ULLOA TO APPROVE THE LONG VERSION OF THE RFP WITH THE CITY ATTORNEY'S RECOMMENDED CHANGES. Second by Magaña. Vote unanimous; all present.

REDISTRICTING COMMISSION ACTION (Tape location: B373-460.)

 
ITEM-9: ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned by Chairman Pesqueira at 5:20 p.m.

 
Ralph Pesqueira, Chairman
2000 Redistricting Commission

Esther Ramos
Legislative Recorder