California Redistricting Initiative Certified for Ballot

The Sacramento Bee reports that the Voter’s First Initiative was certified as having the requisite number of verified signatures.

The measure, written by California Common Cause, would strip the Legislature of the power to draw state Senate, Assembly and Board of Equalization districts, which occurs after the census every 10 years.

That power would shift to a 14-member “citizens panel.” The state auditor would select an initial pool of 60 individuals. Legislative leaders could then narrow the list on a limited basis.

With all the signatures in order, the initiative is slated to appear on the November 4th ballot.

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