San Diego County supervisors size up, get to know their new districts
New voting maps for San Diego County will shift the lines of representation, establishing a majority Latino district in South County, and another central district with high numbers of Latino, Asian, Black and immigrant populations.
In District 4, served by Board of Supervisors Chair Nathan Fletcher, central portions of the city of San Diego including City Heights and North Park join Lemon Grove, La Mesa and the communities of Rancho San Diego, Campo, Paradise Hills and part of Spring Valley. It forms an ethnically diverse district with high numbers of minority voters and immigrant and refugee communities.
The District 4 population is more than 38 percent White, 33 percent Latino, 13 percent Asian and 8.7 percent Black - the highest percentage of Black residents of any district.
Fletcher said he’s eager to learn about new areas in his district and build relationships with those communities.
“Each community is unique and defined by its identity, needs, and people and I am excited to get to know a few new communities and work to deliver for them,” Fletcher said in an e-mail.