Rosanna Herber is the chair of the newly formed lesbian, gay,
bisexual, and transgender redistricting committee. She says
Sacramento's L-G-B-T community is mostly concentrated in downtown
and midtown, an area currently split into three districts.
"We want to unite the L-G-B-T voice and have one district
represent the downtown and the midtown area," Herber
Herber says a split vote is weak. Like many other groups she
wants the city's redistricting committee to recognize it as a
"community of interest" when it draws new districts this
Scot Mende is with the city.
"To the extent you can draw a community of interest in one
district, it gives that community of interest greater influence
over selection over candidates," Mende said.
Herber says the first step to getting an L-G-B-T city
councilmember is consolidating the community's vote into one