The Santa Barbara Independent has recently released their 2008 political endorsements for the November election. Among its endorsements was Proposition 11, which they believe is a step in the right direction towards improving California politics.
Prop. 11: YES. Redistricting: No single thing can fix what ails Sacramento, but Prop. 11 will go a long way toward helping. This measure will remove the power to redraw the political district maps for the Assembly, the Senate, and the Boards of Equalizationâ€”as part of the redistricting that takes place every 10 yearsâ€”and give it to a special 14-member commission of citizen appointees made up of five Democrats, five Republicans, and four others.