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Monday, March 7, 2011


[EDITOR: with Redistricting data out this week there seems to have been a collective pause in statewide reporting over the weekend.  When the redistricting data is released expect a special Redistricting Report to summarize all the findings]

State

Eliminate at-large districts – or lose costly lawsuits
Fmr. Assembly Minority Leader Rod Pacheco
San Diego Union Tribune

As the nation’s legislatures get set for what are sure to be bruising battles over redistricting, California is facing its own specific electoral problems that will undoubtedly lead to a wave of costly lawsuits.

Local

Porter Ranch move may be timely
Los Angeles Daily News
"Our community is best serviced by a redistricting that maximizes the number of districts that are either wholly within the Valley or in which the Valley is the most influential voter bloc," the VICA resolution said. "If it is necessary to merge one Valley ...

Boundaries will get tweaked a bit
Stockton Record
Detailed local information collected by the U.S. Census Bureau is expected to be released this week.  The figures will reflect population shifts that will be taken into consideration when the new lines for the five county supervisor's districts are drawn.

"San Joaquin County has seen some growth, and it's seen a little retraction," board Chairman Larry Ruhstaller said. Having the same number of people in each district is the top issue, he said. "One man, one vote.”

Local politicians still control electoral boundaries

Bakersfield Californian
This week, when census data for California is released, a once-every-10-years flurry of activity will kick in for Bakersfield and Kern County officials.  The county already has a game plan in place.

With imminent release of 2010 U.S. Census, county redistricting process begins

Del Mar Times
With the results of the 2010 U.S. Census soon to be released, the County of San Diego is embarking on an exercise it undertakes every 10 years — redrawing the boundaries of the county’s five supervisorial districts to equalize their populations.