Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Redistricting on the ballot? ... again?

If you're increasingly frustrated with the gridlock of Sacramento or Washington D.C., perhaps consider turning your ire on the district-drawing process.

It seems logical that it would be better for voters — and the country — if districts were drawn to include people who are affected by similar geographic and economic concerns, not just as a method to preserve incumbent seats. Of course, politicians control the process, so a political status quo is what we get.

Another effort to bring nonpartisan redistricting could hit the ballot this fall, but it might not be the best remedy. An interesting piece on the matter, as it pertains to Sacramento, by the Bee's Dan Walters.

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