Redistricting Commission Finalized

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, Dec. 17, 2010 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

In what could prove to be one of the most significant changes to the California political landscape in decades, the final six members of California's first independent citizens redistricting commission were selected Wednesday, Dec. 14th.  Created by Proposition 11 in 2008, the commission must consist of five Democrats, five Republicans and four independent or minor-party voters who reflect the state's racial, ethnic, geographic and gender diversity.

The 14-member panel now contains four Asian Americans, three Caucasians, three Hispanics or Latinos, two African Americans, one Pacific Islander and one American Indian.  Four are from Los Angeles County, with one apiece from San Francisco, Yolo, San Diego, Alameda, Santa Cruz, Orange, Santa Clara, Ventura, Riverside and San Joaquin Counties.

The panel now begins its task of drawing the state's legislative, congressional and Board of Equalization districts by Aug. 15.

This once-a-decade responsibility was formerly held by the state legislature.

You can follow their progress at www.wedrawthelines.ca.gov.

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