31,000 Californians Want to be on State's Redistricting Commission
Would you like to redraw the political district lines of California's state legislature? How about the lines for the Board of Equalization, which administers some taxes? California is the only state where a citizen effort to redraw district lines is underway and the zeal shows from the 31,000 applications tells us how much people want to be involved, according to the New York Times.
So far, 5,000 have been cut out of the process and now state officials must get the list down to a whole 14 people--five Democrats, five Republicans and four others.
Of course, this is California, meaning citizen initiated ballot propositions that may be on November's ballot could change everything. One would expand the powers of the commission to draw congressional districts and another would fold the commission, which Californians barely voted to create in 2008.