The California Citizens Redistricting Commission released its first round of draft maps for State Congressional, State Assembly, State Senate and Board of Equalization districts Friday.
Links to the draft maps and current boundaries can be found at the bottom of this article.
Voters approved the commission in 2008, which is charged with soliciting public comment and testimony in order to help it determine the redistricting boundaries of districts in the state.
In accordance with the Voters FIRST Act, the commission is expected to redraw boundary lines without regard to political incumbents or partisan considerations, and to reflect geographic and common sense boundaries, and balance the needs of different communities of interest across California.
The commission is comprised of eight commissioners; three Democrats, three Republicans; and two who are either decline-to-state or are registered with another party.
Testimony to-date has been received from more than 1,500 Californians, along with thousands of online, faxed or mailed-in comments, along with 23 public input meetings.
Throughout the state 11 more public input hearings will be held on the draft maps. The next one in the Bay Area will be held June 25, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at San Jose City Hall.
The maps are to be finalized by August 15.
- Current State Assembly map
- Draft State Assembly map
- Current State Senate map
- Draft State Senate map
- Current State Congress map
- Draft State Congress map
- Current Board of Equalization map
- Draft Board of Equalization map