Proposition 27

Proposition 27
Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
1451. (09-0107) – Final Random Sample Update – 06/24/10

Eliminates State Commission on Redistricting. Consolidates Authority for Redistricting with Elected Representatives.

Qualified: 06/24/10

Proponent: Daniel Lowenstein c/o Fredric D. Woocher (310) 576-1233

Eliminates 14-member redistricting commission selected from applicant pool picked by government auditors. Consolidates authority for establishing state Assembly, Senate, and Board of Equalization district boundaries with elected state representatives responsible for drawing congressional districts. Reduces budget, and imposes limit on amount Legislature may spend, for redistricting. Provides that voters will have the authority to reject district boundary maps approved by the Legislature. Requires populations of all districts for the same office to be exactly the same. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: Likely decrease in state redistricting costs totaling several million dollars every ten years. (09-0107.) (Full Text)

NO – This is the opposite of Prop 20, and will allow the status-quo to continue with their ability to retain control.