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March 15, 2011
Via Electronic Mail
Citizens Redistricting Commission
1130 K Street, Suite 101
Sacramento, CA 95814
RE: Top Four Recommendations for Transparency and Public Input
Dear Members of the Citizens Redistricting Commission:
Computers with redistricting software are available for use by the general public at six sites operated by the Redistricting Group at Berkeley Law and affiliated with the Statewide Database;San Diego, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Fresno, Sacramento and Berkeley, The sites are designed to encourage public participation in the state redistricting process. The software can be used to develop map submissions or testimony for the redistricting commission.
On Friday, March 18, 9:00-10:30 AM (PT), the
Annual Sunshine Week National Dialogue, "The Road Forward on Open
Government," will be broadcast live via the web. Panelists will take
questions from the live and viewing audience. To learn more, visit our event
partner at www.OpenTheGovernment.org
The Congressional Research Service recently released it's report on the "Help American Vote Act and Election Reform". The report summarizes the actitivities and finances of the federal Election Assistance Commission, including the Commission's work regarding voting systems, voter identification laws, voter registration databases and other election issues.
Put yourself in Helen’s shoes. Have you faced election results that denied your basic rights?
Read an interview with Helen Valeska Bary (1888-1973) "The Suffrage Vote in California, 1911":
In early February, the Citizens Redistricting Commission may hold their first Public Outreach meetings to solicit public input specifically about redistricting. Commission meetings are being held in Claremont, California February 10-13, 2011.
The commission will announce on Thursday, February 10, or Friday, February 11, the times and locations of Public Outreach meetings for Saturday February 12 and Sunday February 13, 2011.
On January 12, 2011, The Legislative Analyst Office released a report on the Governor's proposed budget plan which addresses an estimated $25.4 billion state budget deficit. It includes reductions in nearly every area of the state budget and a package of revenue proposals that merit serious legislative consideration. There is significant work ahead to fill in the details of the Governor's proposals and there may be a June special election concerning extensions of tax increases.
The recent CAL Facts document provides a broad overview of public finance and program trends in the state. Consisting of a series of charts and tables, CAL Facts helps readers understand how California's economy and budget works.
The recent CAL Facts document provides a broad overview of public finance and program treands in the state. Consisting of a series of charts and tables, CAL Facts helps to understand how California's economy and budget works.
California's first Citizens Redistricting Commission is now fully formed. The first eight members of the commission voted to approve a slate of 6 additional members at their meeting on December 15, 2010. You can read about the 14 commissioners and watch video of the commission meetings at WeDrawtheLines.ca.gov .