June 8, 2011

Members to Get First Look at New California House Map

Roll Call, Roll Call

California Members will get the first glimpse into their political futures later this week, when the state’s independent redistricting commission releases its first draft of the new Congressional district maps.

After the maps are released Friday, a second round of regional public hearings and additional releases of updated maps will follow, before the California Citizens Redistricting Commission announces the final maps on Aug. 15.

That will complete what is likely the most open redistricting process in the state’s history — one that incumbents at the state and federal levels have been cut out of.

Gone are the days when Democrats could count on Michael Berman, brother of Rep. Howard Berman (D-Calif.), to solidify their political safety. And there are...

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