Sunday, December 26, 2010

How can redistricting affect politics on local levels?

The Mercury News reports that San Jose will soon undertake its once every ten years job of redrawing districts for city council members. The new district lines are expected to have a significant impact on the balance of power in San Jose, and therefore on a wide range of issues facing the city. 

In related news, all eyes will soon by on California's newly minted independent redistricting commission, which will draw both state and federal district lines.

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