I have watched with great interest the growing discussion regarding the proposed split of Scotts Valley into two different supervisorial districts. In reading much media copy and discussing it at length in my community of Scotts Valley, I have come to the conclusion it makes no sense. This type of “split” goes against the very proposition of “changing lines of districts as little as possible,” which has been spoken about in various meetings. Splitting Scotts Valley into two separate entities only limits the strength and power of our community in deciding issues on a county-wide level. It certainly would make getting a Scotts Valley resident elected to the county board near impossible. Scotts Valley currently is completely within the 5th District and certainly has every right to stay that way. I urge a no vote on this issue.
Art Bubb, Scotts Valley Unified School District trustee