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Redistricting Commission Before Sacramento Voters

On this November's ballot, people who live in the city of Sacramento will consider whether to create a new commission to redraw city council districts.

Under Measure L, the new commission would have 13 members and two alternates.

None of the commissioners nor their family members can be elected officials, employees of the city or lobbyists.

Mayor-elect Darrell Steinberg supports the measure.

"I believe in independent redistricting. The voters did it at the state level and I think it's turned out to be a good change," says Steinberg.

No one filed paperwork opposing Measure L on the ballot.  

In 2011, council members Steve Cohn, Sandy Sheedy and Kevin McCarty ignored suggestions from an advisory redistricting commission and drew their own district lines.

Some of those changes were reversed when a new council was elected the following year.

A simple majority is required to pass this measure.


Bob Moffitt

Sacramento Region Reporter

Bob is the Sacramento Region Reporter. He has been at the forefront of the coverage of the Sacramento Kings' saga and the effort to build a new arena in Sacramento. He also covers education, business, environment, and sports stories.   Read Full Bio