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Press Release

July 29, 2011

For Immediate Release
Contact: Rob Wilcox

Communications Director


California Citizens Redistricting Commission

Citizens Redistricting Commission 

Votes to Move Preliminary Final Maps to Next Stage


Commission Set to Vote on Adoption of Final Maps on

August 15th, 2011

Sacramento, CA (July 29, 2011) --   


The independent California Citizens Redistricting Commission voted today to move its preliminary final maps to the public review stage and will vote on adoption of the maps on August 15, 2011.


The votes brought the Commission a giant step closer to issuing final maps for U.S. Congressional, State Senate, State Assembly and Board of Equalization districts. This is the first time in the history of California that an independent citizens commission drew district boundaries.


The Commission's entire process in drawing the districts has been an open and transparent one. The public has been able to watch the Commission deliberate, discuss and ultimately draw the lines and give the Commissioners their thoughts. Over 2,700 members of the public spoke at 34 Commission hearings around the state and close to 20,000 comments were received in writing. The Commission has carefully considered the varied interests throughout the state and has successfully balanced those interests in crafting fair and representative districts.


The preliminary final maps can be viewed at the Commission's website at The public is invited to send comments to or by fax at 916-651-5711.



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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.