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MV resident tapped for state's redistricting board

Original post made on Nov 21, 2010

Local education official Elaine Kuo is one of the first eight people chosen to serve on the newly created California Citizens Redistricting Commission.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, November 19, 2010, 2:18 PM

Comments (4)

Posted by Jes' Sayin', a resident of Blossom Valley
on Nov 22, 2010 at 5:23 pm

This is how we choose important officials to do very vital jobs in this state? By lottery?

Explains a lot about the mess we're in.

Posted by Bruce Karney, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Nov 22, 2010 at 5:57 pm

This process was designed to be more like a jury pool, where ordinary citizens would have a decent chance of being selected. I wish Ms. Kuo the best in her work. It's a very daunting task, and I hope the Commission comes up with a plan that ends gerrymandering in California.

Posted by Doug Pearson, a resident of Blossom Valley
on Nov 22, 2010 at 7:32 pm

I agree, Bruce, and would go farther: Winnowing the applicants down to the candidate pools was more exacting than defining jury pools. Given the small size of the pools compared to those selected, I would say the lottery Jes' Sayin' objects to is the best approach. Having the legislative team (How was that team determined, again?) actually choose the final commission members would undoubtedly lead to cries of favoritism.

Posted by Jes' Sayin', a resident of Blossom Valley
on Nov 27, 2010 at 1:26 am

It would be best not to have such a commission at all. It should be left up to the legislators. Then if we don't like the results we can vote them out. A commission, on the other hand, is totally out of our reach.

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