Capitol Weekly/

Greater transparency urged for CA redistricting commission

A former member of the voter-approved commission that draws maps for California’s legislative and congressional districts said the panel should operate more in the open as it crafts the new boundaries. “On the 2010 redistricting commission, we prided ourselves on the fact that we were very transparent,” says Jodie Filkins Webber. “At the time, it […]

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LA Times/

Editorial: California’s Independent Redistricting Commission Is Dangerously Close To Failing its Basic Task

By THE TIMES EDITORIAL BOARD California’s Citizens Redistricting Commission has one task, and one only: to take census data gathered every decade and draw new boundaries for state, legislative and congressional districts through a public and transparent process that’s free from political manipulation. Simple, right? But have the 14 commissioners doing the latest round of […]

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The San Joaquin Valley Sun/

California Redistricting Commission Under Fire For Alleged Illegal Meetings

By Daniel Gligich Is the California Redistricting Commission – the independent organization tasked with drawing the new Congressional and legislative boundaries – breaking the law? Charles Munger Jr. – the son of Berkshire Hathaway vice chairman Charles Munger, physicist, and a political activist in his own right – certainly thinks so. Munger Jr. wrote a […]

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LA Times/

Redistricting Commission Accused Of Violating Open-meetings Law And Other Failures

By Seema Mehta California voters created an independent redistricting commission to stop lawmakers and powerful interests from drawing gerrymandered congressional and legislative districts that consolidated their power at the expense of fair representation. That commission is now accused of routinely flouting the law by holding closed-door meetings and other acts that threaten to undermine its […]

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Common Cause/

California Should Adopt Guidelines for Government Transparency During an Emergency

Common Cause Statement by Jonathan Mehta Stein, Executive Director of California Common Cause “As COVID-19 reshapes how we live and work, alters education for millions of children and disrupts our economy, it has become even more clear that we need accountable state and local governments that make transparent decisions.” “Today we are releasing a statement […]

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