“Independent” Commission anything but…

The Citizens Redistricting Commission is supposedly an ‘independent’ commission which was created by CA voters to redraw our political lines for state legislative, equalization and Congressional seats.

Many elected officials in both parties warned about the dangers of having unelected, volunteer activists in┬ácharge of such a critical process. Their cautioning fell on deaf ears and the measure passed. Since that time, commissioners self-selected other commissioners to complete the panel (rather than having a ‘blind’ process like drawing names out of a hat, etc.) and we are facing a left of center panel with our fate in their hands.

Read this article by the Sac Bee, very interesting indeed: http://www.sacbee.com/2011/03/25/3502483/dan-walters-redistricting-panel.html

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