Redistricting Commission Gets Underway

We Draw the Lines
[California State Auditor]

California’s first citizens redistricting commission, authorized by the passage of Proposition 11 in 2008, will begin accepting applications on December 15. Prop. 11, also known as the Voters First Act, assigns the task of setting the geographic boundaries of the state’s 120 legislative districts and four Board of Equalization districts to a 14-member citizens commission. Previously, redistricting was the responsibility of the state legislature. State Auditor Elaine Howle discussed the process of developing the commission in a recent Capitol Weekly interview.