The 14 member Independent California Citizens Redistricting Commission will hold a public input meeting in Los Angeles on April 28 (that’s today !) from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at City Hall. The commission was created by California voters to draw state Congressional, Assembly, Senate and Board of Equalization Districts.
Public participation in drawing these districts is critical to ensuring that communities have the strongest voice possible to express their preferences. When voters with similar interests are drawn into a district together, their voices multiply giving them a greater opportunity to express their views, elect candidates of their choice and hold their leaders accountable.
The Commission is taking testimony from local area residents before drawing its first round of draft maps which will be released in June. Final district maps must be certified by the Commission and presented to the Secretary of State by August 15, 2011.
There will be another meeting in Culver City on Thursday, June 16 at Culver City City Hall from 6 – 9 p.m. If you can’t get to Los Angeles tonight, make sure you get to the local meeting. Your input is needed.
City Hall 200 N. Spring St., 3rd Floor Los Angeles, CA 90012
Free parking is available for those attending the public input hearing. Please park in the city parking lot on Los Angeles Street between Temple and 1st Street. Tell the parking attendant you are attending the Citizens Redistricting Commission hearing.
Citizens wishing to provide testimony to the Commission can learn more about how to effectively present information by going to www.wedrawthelines.ca.gov . To assist you in providing your presentation, we have developed a “Toolkit” which you will find on the home page under “Upcoming Events.”