The North Hills West Neighborhood Council SUPPORTS the Charter Reform Ballot Initiative to create an independent redistricting commission. The issue of redistricting has considerable consequences to both the Los Angeles City Council and the Los Angeles Unified School District. This is especially timely after the City of Los Angeles City Council has come under scrutiny world-wide over the lack of transparency and the back-room dealings over this issue. It is time for the City of Los Angeles to align itself with State and County governments which employ independent redistricting commissions to ensure fairness and equity in the process. Failure to do so has already had serious consequences for our city. Taking this step will greatly help the City of Los Angeles to move forward.