On November 7th, Â Fox & Hounds Daily featured a piece by Rose Institute Board Member Tony Quinn previewing the Rose’s recent collaboration with the California Target Book to hold a conference on the new Citizens Redistricting Commission. The conference was held on December 8th.
In his article, Quinn gives his predictions for how the Citizens Redistricting Commission will play out. He writes that his guess is that:
The process will begin with lengthy public hearings in which local governments and community groups will be asked for their input. The commissioners will then direct their staff to prepare maps reflective of these concerns. These maps will then be subject to further public hearings…The people of California are about to watch a process the likes of which they have never seen: 14 volunteers trying to allot hundreds of thousands of census data bits onto maps that will determine political power in this state for the next decade.