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3.29.13 New District Lines Shakes Out Politicians

Posted on Friday, March 29th, 2013 at 6:28 am

California’s Redistricting Shake-Up: Shakes Out Politicians By Michael B. Marois March 21, 2013 8:19 PM EDT California politicians used to joke that the state’s U.S. House delegation had less turnover than the Soviet Politburo. It’s funny because it’s true. Only once in 265 races from 2002 to 2010 did a district’s representation flip parties. Incumbents held… [Continue Reading]

2.11.13 CRC Meeting notes by Kathay Feng

Posted on Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 at 12:26 pm

I started a little late. But here are my notes of the part of the meeting I attended (starts at about 9:30am). 1) Status of Budget a. CRC funding CRC has received word that they have $24,000 to spend by June 30, 2013. Services have to be performed by end of fiscal year. Costs may… [Continue Reading]

11.08.12 Ca Redistricting Shakes House seats up

Posted on Thursday, November 8th, 2012 at 8:17 am

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_21946150/about-dozen-calif-house-seats-up-grabs Redistricting shakes up California House races LOS ANGELES—California’s redrawn political map opened the door this year to the priciest and hardest-fought House races in decades, forcing incumbents to fight for their jobs, ousting the state’s longest-serving congressman and leaving several contests undecided Wednesday. Even as most veterans of California’s largest-in-the-nation congressional delegation prepared to… [Continue Reading]

10.04.12 Austin, TX voters consider CA-style Redistricting commission

Posted on Monday, October 8th, 2012 at 1:33 pm

As voters weigh Austin district plans, a question lingers: Who should draw the boundaries? http://www.statesman.com/news/news/local-govt-politics/as-voters-weigh-austin-district-plans-a-question-l/nSTXq/ By Sarah Coppola American-Statesman Staff In the debate over whether to change the City Council from citywide members to those who represent smaller districts, one question has galvanized supporters and opponents: who would draw the district boundaries? One of the… [Continue Reading]

08.01.12 LA Times reports Koreatown residents sue L.A. City over redistricting

Posted on Wednesday, August 1st, 2012 at 4:19 pm

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-0801-koreatown-lawsuit-20120801,0,7093984.story Koreatown residents sue L.A. over redistricting Plaintiffs say the district of council President Herb Wesson, which includes much of the neighborhood, was redrawn primarily to increase its percentage of black voters. By David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times August 1, 2012 A group of Koreatown residents moved their redistricting battle to federal court Tuesday, accusing… [Continue Reading]

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