Robinson: The political fundraising season begins

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Tis the season. No, not the holiday season, it is the opening of political season; or the vernacular of the cynical—the silly season.

Yes, candidates for San Jose mayor and City Council can officially begin raising money. The solicitations have begun and the lines are now drawn, literally and figuratively.

Much credit goes to Councilmember David Cohen for his compromise redistricting proposal. Reapportionment of any political jurisdiction is fraught with winners and losers, but Cohen was able to thread the needle so that most are satisfied, if not happy.

The new county supervisorial districts were very contentious as District 1 lost Los Gatos, Monte Sereno and Almaden Valley to District 5 which includes Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Palo Alto. Evergreen went from District 3 to District 1, which includes South County. The big winners are the AAPI community in District 3 and the…

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