“Solomon-esque compromise cuts Med Center from Oak Park” was at the top of today’s report on the contentious City Council meeting about redistricting that ended with the UC Davis Med Center becoming part of District 6.
A truly Solomon-esque end to the debate would have been to split the Med Center evenly between Districts 5 and 6, but who’s counting. Put the different wings of the hospital under the purview of two different council seats, that’ll shut people up.
I’m not quite sure what I think about this. It seems like it makes much more sense to split the actual Med Center than to take the neighborhood named “Med Center.” It just seems like Elmhurst is more tied to the hospital campus. Carving the neighborhood out of District 5 did seem like a pretty bad idea. I’m not really sure why it matters that much, I never really understood that. Aren’t the districts all part of one completely broke and dysfunctional team anyway?