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Press Release

July 9, 2011

For Immediate Release
Contact: Rob Wilcox

Communications Director


California Citizens Redistricting Commission

Citizens Redistricting Commission
Will Not Release Second Draft Maps in Order to Gather More Public Input Throughout Line Drawing Process and Produce Best Final Maps Possible

Sacramento, CA (July 9, 2011) -- 


The California Citizens Redistricting Commission decided at their meeting this afternoon, that in order to produce the best district maps possible, it will amend its schedule and not release a second round of draft maps.  The Commission will be posting visualizations of proposed districts, and make equivalency files available for organizations and news outlets to provide greater detail to the public on the visualization proposals. The visualizations are proposed options for districts and are considered and discussed by the Commission at their meetings instructing the line drawers.


The final district maps are slated to be released July 28th and adopted by the Commission on August 15th.
The Commissioners are soliciting public comment on these visualizations and will be receiving, reading and considering those comments throughout their meetings directing the line drawers for the final maps.
The Commission will release more details early next week on how the public can easily obtain information, submit comment on the visualization proposals and follow each step of the process for drawing the lines.
The Commission will meet again with its technical line drawers on Wednesday, July 13th. The meeting will be streamed live at



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California's first Citizens Redistricting Commission is a new 14-member Commission charged with redrawing California's Senate, Assembly, State Board of Equalization, and Congressional districts based on information gathered during the 2010 census. The Commission must draw the State Senate, Assembly, State Board of Equalization, and Congressional districts in conformity with strict, nonpartisan rules designed to create districts of relatively equal population that will provide fair representation for all Californians.