View Full Version : Want to help draw the new district lines in CA? You can. Pays $300/day

01-22-2010, 3:31 PM
Just got this e-mail if anyone here is interested in helping change things in CA.

January 22, 2010

Dear Friend:

Every 10 years California must redraw its legislative district lines, which determines its state political districts. For the first time, the responsibility of drawing State Senate, Assembly, and Board of Equalization district lines will be in the hands of the people. A 14 member statewide Citizens Redistricting Commission will be chosen to re-draw the lines, and registered voters are encouraged apply to serve as members of this commission.

Why is this important?

Californians Made It Happen - Californians voted for this and should take advantage of the historic event.
Unprecedented Opportunity - For the first time in our State's history, ordinary citizens will draw the lines for State Senate, Assembly, and Board of Equalization districts.
Momentous Chance - Californians have the chance to serve on the very first, in the nation, redistricting commission truly made up of independently selected citizens!
Fair Representation - You can help provide fair representation for all Californians and make sure your community voice is heard.
The application period commenced on December 15, 2009, and runs through February 12, 2010. Members of the commission will be compensated $300 for each day the member is engaged in commission business. Further, these commissioners will be eligible for reimbursement of personal expenses incurred in connection with the commission duties performed, including travel. Serving on the commission is a public service engagement, much like jury duty, and no employer may discharge, threaten to discharge, or retaliate against any employee for attending or participating in meetings/activities of the commission.

For more for more information on application requirements for membership, as well as general information on the commission, please visit www.WeDrawTheLines.ca.gov.


Senator Fran Pavley
Senator, 23rd District



California State Senator Fran Pavley - District 23
The 23rd Senate District includes the cities of Agoura Hills, Beverly Hills, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Malibu, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, and Westlake Village, as well as several communities in the City of Los Angeles, including Bel Air, Beverly-Fairfax, Beverly Glen Canyon, Brentwood, Canoga Park, Chatsworth, Encino, Pacific Palisades, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Tarzana, West Hills, Westwood and Woodland Hills. The district also includes Topanga, Channel Islands and other communities in unincorporated Ventura and Los Angeles counties.
Web site: http://www.senate.ca.gov/pavley
E-mail: Senator Fran Pavley
Capitol Office
State Capitol, Room 4035
Sacramento, CA 95814
Tel: (916) 651-4023
* District Office
2716 Ocean Park Blvd., Suite 3088
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Tel: (310) 314-5214


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01-22-2010, 8:33 PM
it should not be "chosen" it should be some sort of a raffle, otherwise these hacks are just going to figure out a way to choose their buddies to draw the lines.

01-22-2010, 8:49 PM
I notice that you become a public figure once you submit the application.


01-22-2010, 9:31 PM
We can all make excuses about how nothing ever changes but those that refuse to get involved have no right to complain about the results. Personally I'd love to be a part of this but I can't - I changed party affiliation too recently. Every eligible member should be making every effort to be a part of this. It's a once in 10 years chance to do something to fix the problem of gerrymandered districts. It beats heck out of just complaining.

EDIT: Note the team trying to switch California (like Texas) to a part time legislature needs help to. If you want to throw the bums out then the best way is to make the job so limited in scope (budgeting only) and poor paying that no socialist will want the job.

01-22-2010, 11:02 PM
I entered my name. Easy process should hear back second week of February.