Delia Jasso Really Wants Scott Griggs (And Kessler and Stevens Parks) Out of Her District

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On and off the last few days I've spoken with the folks in the Redistricting Office to see if they've gotten their hands on Delia Jasso's amendment to the previously voted-upon map -- you know, the whole reason the council will stop down Wednesday to argue over reopening that mighty fresh wound. The answer's always been the same: "No," "No" and "What part of 'no' don't you understand?" Turns out, Redistricting finally got the map, oh, about two hours ago -- and they're frantically trying to run the numbers.

Because some on the council -- like, say, the five members who, along with Jasso, asked Mayor Mike if they could pretty-please vote on suspending the rules -- would like to know what they're going to argue about come Wednesday. And right now, they've got nada to look at.

But we finally got our mitts on the info Jasso sent to the mayor's office Wednesday, and as you can sorta see after the jump, Jasso scoots the precincts with Scott Griggs and Kessler Park and Stevens Park out of District 1 -- even though redistricting is not supposed to protect incumbents. You'll also note she's only concerned with her district, not the entire city. (I see The News got a color map -- fancy.)

I left a message for Griggs, who's in meetings at the moment. Till then, the supporting docs follow.

Update at 8:14 p.m.: I spoke briefly with Griggs moments ago, and he says he will not support Jasso's amendment in large part because it carves up communities of interest. He says, sure, he initially signed on to the memo, but that was before he saw the submitted map that now accompanies it. Jasso Amendment
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9 comments
Thelisma Partridge
Thelisma Partridge

hmmm, google's English to Spanish translator says "gerrymandering" = "fraude electoral"...

Ellum08
Ellum08

Jasso is a crook and one of the most unpleasant people you will ever meet. As much as I am not a huge fan of Griggs, he is at least intelligent.

Oak Cliff Townie
Oak Cliff Townie

So where is what on the map ?Funny thing ? Ms Jasso might not grasp is while it might be her group in the  District having all her Latinos in one basket isn't the same as it was in the days of the One or Two Latinos on the council. People aren't suckered by the I've got the best interest of our Community at heart as they once were.(And still are In some areas.)Results are going  to be expected.If she can she deliver she will keep her seat if she cant someone else of her group will rise to challenge her. Then Her record, not her Latina heritage will matter.

Chris Danger
Chris Danger

Again, Delia Jasso, like many other miniority dallas city council members, tries to game the system, all because a white boy won a district in her barrio. I have a feeling this is far from over...

Omar Jimenez
Omar Jimenez

Why do council members like to break rules? Yet we can't? It's not fair!

PlanoDave
PlanoDave

And tonight's question is:  Do non-white incumbents have to play by the rules?

(Gets bowl of popcorn)

mynameisURL
mynameisURL

That is hilarious on several levels...

mynameisURL
mynameisURL

That's "suspend", not "break".

Semantics, Omar. Semantics.

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