Skip to comments.Will Unions Take Over Redistricting?
Posted on 11/23/2009 10:17:21 PM PST by hoguenews
Could the Public Employee Unions commandeer the Citizens Redistricting Commission?
Coming December 15th, the California State Auditors Office will begin receiving applications for the new Rock Star Commission, a group of normal citizens who will be selected to re-draw the lines of Californias State Senate, Assembly and Board of Equalization Districts starting with the elections in 2012.
In a previous HOGUE NEWS exclusive piece, I revealed the importance of this commission and the power they will be handed in determining Californias future. I am excited that California will remove the politicians from the census process of drawing district lines for elections in 2012, but I am not so sure that we have removed power-politics from the equation.
This Citizens Redistricting Commission is the first of its kind; no other state in the union has such a basic, grassroots approach. The question; is there a fly in the ointment?
This Citizens Redistricting Commission is no small task, it will become a full time job for those who are selected to represent the drawing of Californias new district lines. The states auditors office will oversee the process once the 14 members are determined in January of 2011.
In the end, this Rock Star Panel must have their work completed by September 15, 2001, in preparation for the 2012 elections.
Watch the video interviews and read (learn) more of this process coming next month in California...
(Excerpt) Read more at hoguenews.com ...
My brain is having trouble processing this sentence. Maybe because "normal citizens" and California are in the same sentence.
California FReepers are normal, of course, but somehow I dont expect any to be picked.