In November of 2008, Californians passed Proposition 11, creating an independent, citizens redistricting commission. Thanks to the voters' decisions in November of 2010, this 14-member commission will draw legislative lines on the state and federal level. Previously, legislators drew their own district lines.
As of last week, the 14 members of the commission are now in place. The commission is made up of 5 Republicans, 5 Democrats, and 4 registered voters who are members of neither major political party.
In today's Los Angeles Times, the question is, how much difference will this commission make to politics in California?