More maps! The California CitizensÂ Redistricting Commission (the folks to whom voters gave the job of redrawing the state’s congressional, senate and assembly lines) have released their “preliminary final” maps. These will go on display for two weeks of public review before becoming final on Aug. 15.
There have been no major changes for Lamorinda from the first draft maps released a few weeks ago. Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda will change their congressman (from DemocratÂ John Garamendi of Walnut Grove to DemocratÂ George Miller of Martinez) and their assemblywoman (from DemocratÂ Nancy Skinner of BerkeleyÂ to DemocratÂ Joan Buchanan of Alamo). DemocratÂ Mark DeSaulnier of ConcordÂ will continue to represent the area in the state Senate.