As you know, the three-member Applicant Review Panel (Panel) held meetings to narrow the pool of applicants for the 2020 Citizens Redistricting Commission (Commission) on November 20 and December 19, 2019. The Panel is charged with reviewing all application materials and must continue to narrow the pool of applicants to 60 of the most qualified applicants no later than May 15, 2020. Panel decisions to remove applicants must be made unanimously, and in duly-noticed, public meetings.
The Panel announced its third meeting to continue the process of narrowing the pool of applicants who have applied for the Commission. The meeting will be held on February 19, 2020 beginning at 9:30 a.m. PST, and will be live streamed. If necessary, the meeting may continue on February 20 and 21, 2020. For further information or to view the agenda, please visit the Shape California’s Future Website at: https://shapecaliforniasfuture.auditor.ca.gov.
The Panel intends to identify the 120 applicants who will be invited to Sacramento for in person interviews during this meeting. We anticipate the interviews will begin during the first week of March and will continue through April.
Pursuant to state law, all meetings of the Panel are open to the public, and attendees will have the opportunity to provide public comment on 1) specific applicants and 2) on other agenda items not related to specific applicants. The Panel does not have the capability to receive remote messages during the meeting. The public may submit written comments prior to the meeting. Although written comments related to specific applicants may be submitted at any time, in order to comply with regulations requiring review and public posting, written comments received after 5:00 p.m. PST on February 12 may not be considered by the Panel until the following meeting.
Regarding public comments not related to specific applicants, these comments may be either made in person at the meeting or submitted in writing in the following ways:
Send an email to [email protected]
Attention: Yvonne Le Tellier, Executive Secretary
Applicant Review Panel
Through U.S. Mail
Applicant Review Panel
c/o California State Auditor’s Office
621 Capitol Mall, Suite 1200
Sacramento, California, 95814
Written comments received after February 21 will be considered by the Panel at its following meeting.
Thank you for your continued interest in helping to shape California’s future. Should you have individual questions or concerns, please contact us directly by sending an email to [email protected] or by calling our toll-free number at 1-833-421-7550.
This article was released by Shape California’s Future.