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Bay Area redistricting hearing set for May 21

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Thursday, April 21st, 2011 at 4:20 pm in redistricting.

Bay Area residents and organizations with something to say about the shape of California’s political districts may speak at a local hearing on May 21 in Oakland.

The Citizens Redistricting Commission will take public input from 2-5 p.m. at Oakland City Council Chambers, 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland.

It’s part of a statewide series of redistricting hearings prior to the scheduled June 1 release of the commission’s draft maps. Residents may attend any or all the meetings, of course, but it’s nice to find one a little closer to home.  Click here to access the full schedule.

Voters created the independent, 14-member Citizens Redistricting Commission and charged with the decennial drawing of California’s congressional, legislative and Board of Equalization districts. By statute, it must adopt final maps by Aug. 15.

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  • Mike McMahon

    Check your link. Need to drop the reference to internal website.

  • Mike McMahon
  • Lisa Vorderbrueggen

    Thanks, Mike. I redid the link.

  • Ralph Hoffmann

    Lisa, If the CRC doesn’t meet the Aug. 15 deadline, who then does the redistricting?