From Gary Carson’s op-ed in the San Bernardino Sun:
The key to this entire debate is not, “Who should do the redistricting?” but rather, “How to factor in the size of the Legislature itself?” Is it too small, too large or just right?
California, having the largest population of any state in the union, numbers 30 million-plus, yet it has the smallest state Legislature. The ratio, just in the California Assembly alone, is one representative for approximately every 425,000 residents.
It’s time to seriously take a look at increasing the size of the California state Legislature. A place to start would be to increase the number of state senators to 50 and add 20 more individuals in the Assembly.