For the inside dope on the redistricting end game, KQED’s John Myers has been tweeting about the release of the latest working drafts by the California Citizens Redistricting Commission, leading up to tomorrow’s final vote. Barring any changes today, these will be the final maps. And from what Myers has been tweeting, changes at this point seem unlikely.
More John Myers observations about some of the political implications of the major legislative scrambling that’s occurring:
If you’d like to delve into this morass yourself, the consulting firm MPI has put up maps of all the legislative districts proposed by the commission. To compare the proposed maps to the current configurations, click on both sets below. The numbers for the new districts have changed, so you’ll have to pick through the maps to locate your own particular area.
- Proposed Senate districts
- Current Bay Area and State Senate districts (Bay Area districts are Nos 3 – 13, roughly)
U.S. House congressional seats
- Proposed congressional districts
- Current congressional districts (Bay Area districts are Nos 1 – 18, roughly)
And everyone’s favorite: