You recently ran a column by an attorney who could not see any reason why Santa Cruz County would split Scotts Valley into two districts (“No substantive reason for county redistricting,” Page 6, Oct. 21). He checked all the laws and regulations related to redistricting and could find no justification for the split. Duh! He was looking in the wrong place.
This is about politics, not laws. As I see it, there exactly two reasons for this split:
1. To better position Mark Stone for his race for the state Assembly seat being vacated by Bill Monning.
2. To ensure that Stone's favored successor is elected to the county board.
Jeff Hill, Scotts Valley