The Commission's First Draft Maps: Doing worse than the Legislature did?
Fox and Hounds Daily (blog)
By Tony Quinn
Political Commentator and Former Legislative Staffer
Wed, June 29th, 2011
The results are in and the first draft maps released by the Citizens Redistricting Commission on June 10 have bombed. Over the past two weeks, Commission members have had to sit through hours of testimony on the maps while more than 1,000 of their fellow citizens told them what a lousy job they did.
No better example exists than the west Los Angeles Senate district that runs from Malibu and the Santa Monica Mountains to Castaic and the Kern County line. The legislature never put these two areas together; the environmentalists in the Santa Monica ...