Skip to comments.CALIFORNIA: New political boundaries released
Posted on 08/15/2011 3:12:41 PM PDT by SmithL
For the first time in state history, an independent group of citizens has redrawn California's political districts, approving a set of maps this morning that are expected to help Democrats garner more power in the solidly blue state.
The 14-member Citizens Redistricting Commission approved new district boundaries for the state Assembly, Senate and Board of Equalization on a 13-1 vote, with one Republican - Michael Ward of Anaheim - opposing the lines. Another Republican member, Jodie Filkins Webber of Norco, joined Weber to vote against the Congressional boundaries. In a written statement, Weber charged that the commission broke the law by splitting African-American voters among several congressional districts in Los Angeles County.
The maps, if they withstand expected lawsuits from Republicans, will be in place for the next decade. It is the first time that politicians have not drawn the districts.
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I wasn’t aware that there were any “boundaries” remaining in Kallyfornea....
So sad - CA was at one time a great place to live.
I’m real glad we’re going in the opposite direction in Michigan.
One wonders why the two states behave so differently under similar circumstances.
“It is the first time that politicians have not drawn the districts.”
It is the first time that the unions have drawn the districts. The Republicans are going to lose a few seats in the House because of this. Congressman Bilbray will be in trouble in his new district. He will face a tough challenge in San Diego from a termed out commie former state senator, Lori Saldan~a. (I don’t know how to type the tilda)
“So sad - CA was at one time a great place to live.”
Parts of it still are.
That such a coalition exists is evidenced by an Article in the Sacramento Bee: "Report: Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, joined Latino, Asian, black and gay lawmakers outside the Capitol in support of the resolution." [Sacramento BEE , June 24, 2010 Susan Ferris][Resolution was the Boycott of Arizona]
I’ve heard that California has five (5) more House seats than it should because of illegal immigration (and anchor babies) over the years. I’m sure the House members sent to D.C. and democraps.
Yep, I expect Prop 13 to be the first to go and of coarse taxes will shoot through the roof. There may be a voter backlash like what happened in the 70’s when we go prop 13 but with todays voters I’m not so sure about that. Either way it will suck to be living here, but at least the weathers great, here in liberal hell ;)
Proposition 13, enacted by the voters (like my parents, who still live in the house I grew up in), can’t be rescinded by the executive or the legislature.
I suppose, because this is California, they could find a judge who would rule Prop. 13 unconstitutional after all these years.
Do you see Californians voting to overturn it? How and why?
Since we're now in a "top two" primary system rather than partisan primaries, we could have a spoiler trying to bloody Bilbray and make it easier for Saldaña to win in Nov. 2012.
Because the power base is democrate. They rent, not own.
Prop 13 was a constitutional amendment, which means that only another amendment can change it. But when law and order is absent, what good is a constitution?
“Im real glad were going in the opposite direction in Michigan.
One wonders why the two states behave so differently under similar circumstances.”
Probably because where you were ten years ago, we will be ten years from now. We haven’t hit rock bottom yet-but it’s coming.
(shrug) It’s a lost cause. It was suicide.
I expect them to weaken it, probably they would vote for a proposition that would get rid of it for commercial property and “the homes of the rich”. After that its just one step at a time until it’s all gone.
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