redistricting

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California’s independent citizen redistricting commission just unanimously approved the state’s new congressional map three days ago, on December 20th. The maps will be certified by Dec. 27. Surprisingly, it doesn’t alter the balance of power as dramatically as it could have done. This was not entirely shocking as I got …continue reading

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On Thursday, November 18, the Long Beach Independent Redistricting Commission (Commission) voted to adopt the final map for the new Long Beach City Council district boundaries. The new district boundaries approved by the Commission will take effect in 30 days on December 18, 2021. The new map can be found …continue reading

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The California Citizens Redistricting Commission has posted interactive maps for proposed Congressional, Assembly, and State Senate districts online at www.wedrawthelinesca.org/map_viewer. Using the interactive online map makes it much easier to see the proposed new voting districts than the previously-released graphics. Once you have clicked through to the interactive map, you …continue reading

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The Citizens Redistricting Commission is racing to meet its deadline for redrawing voting districts for use in next year’s elections. To date, the Commission has released a bunch of “visualizations” that helped citizens and Commissioners both to see how voting district boundaries might look. Yesterday, the Commission released actual proposed …continue reading

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The California Citizens Redistricting Commission is currently racing to meet its deadline for deciding on final boundaries for new voting districts statewide, as required by law following the every-ten-years United States Census. To help make that series of decisions, members of the Commission request “visualizations” that are not quite possible …continue reading

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A Sacramento appointed Redistricting Committee has redrawn voting lines for Assembly and State Senate by scooping out Orange County communities of Los Alamitos, Rossmoor, and Cypress and dumping them into the Long Beach voting district. Our state representatives must reflect the values of constituents which was often the reason Los …continue reading

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Top Ten Stories for October 24 through October 30 include the 562 area code, January 6 riot, and a fatal Long Beach traffic accident. Top Ten Stories for October 24 through October 30 are the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts and events): …continue reading

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The Rossmoor Homeowners Association Board has unanimously opposed the proposed redistricting plan that would separate Rossmoor from the rest of Orange County and include us with the districts that represent Long Beach. The full text of the letter that was submitted to the Citizens Redistricting Commission is below: October 20, …continue reading

Top Ten Stories for October 17 through October 23 include new legislation, 11-digits in 562 area code, and a traffic fatality in Long Beach. Top Ten Stories for October 17 through October 23 are the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts and events): …continue reading

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Just as the Citizens Redistricting Commission is beavering away redrawing Assembly, State Senate, and Congressional Districts after last year’s Census (as required by law), so the County of Orange is working to redraw and rebalance districts for its supervisors. It’s important that you make your opinion known! Proposed maps submitted …continue reading

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According to the timeline for drawing new political districts in the State of California, we are right now in the middle of public input meetings and line-drawing sessions. Redistricting after the 2010 Census resulted in the division of natural communities along the north and west boundaries of Orange County. To …continue reading