The U.S. Supreme Court’s split decision Thursday on the states’ gerrymandering of political districts was the perfect set-up for today’s episode of the Capitol Weekly Podcast: State Auditor Elaine Howle sat down with Capitol Weekly’s John Howard and Tim Foster to talk about the process for choosing the 14 members of the California Citizens Redistricting Commission.
That panel will draw the maps for political districts — including legislative, congressional and the Board of Equalization districts — for the 2022 elections, based on U.S. Census figures.
It’s a daunting, complex and enormously important task. Already, since mid-June when the window for the application period began, more than 2,700 people have applied to be members of the commission (!).
And thousands more are expected…