Welcome to the December edition of the California Citizens Redistricting Commission newsletter. Commissioners, staff and vendors have been putting in overtime to get through the diverse communities of California as we continue the redistricting process. Our map iterations have morphed daily and will continue to do so. We urge you to continue to check our website and join our meetings if your schedule permits, to follow the process as it plays out.
What’s next? We intend to finish all maps on December 20, 2021, letting the maps sit for three days for public review as is required by law. We hope to formally approve the maps on December 26, 2021 and deliver the maps to the Secretary of State (SoS) on December 27, 2021. The maps are enacted at the time the Commission certifies them to the SoS, but they would not become effective until after the 90-day referendum period. The Constitution also takes into consideration a 45-day period in which the maps could be legally challenged.
Thank you to those who have and those who will participate in this process. It has been a pleasure serving the people of California.
In an effort to maximize public input, the Commission will continue to take public input into consideration up until the day we transmit final maps to the Secretary of State on December 27, 2021. Please continue to share feedback with commissioners using any of the following tools.
- On Our Website: WeDrawTheLinesCA.org/contact
- By calling during our meetings, at (877)853-5247
- By Mail: California Citizens Redistricting Commission, 721 Capitol Mall, Suite 260, Sacramento, CA 95814