Prop 27: Financial Accountability in Redistricting Act of 2010

Put on the Ballot by Petition Signatures

40.6% YES
59.4% NO

Summary

Eliminates 14-member redistricting commission. Consolidates authority for establishing state Assembly, Senate, and Board of Equalization districts with elected representatives who draw congressional districts. Fiscal Impact: Possible reduction of state redistricting costs of around $1 million over the next year. Likely reduction of these costs of a few million dollars once every ten years beginning in 2020.

What Your Vote Means

A YES Means The responsibility to determine the boundaries of State Legislature and Board of Equalization districts would be returned to the Legislature. The Citizens Redistricting Commission, established by Proposition 11 in 2008 to perform this function, would be eliminated. (Proposition 20 on this ballot also concerns redistricting issues. If both Proposition 27 and Proposition 20 are approved by voters, the proposition receiving the greater number of "yes" votes would be the only one to go into effect.)
A NO Means The responsibility to determine the boundaries of Legislature and Board of Equalization districts would remain with the Citizens Redistricting Commission.

Arguments

PRO VOTE YES ON 27 TO SAVE TAXPAYER DOLLARS AND END NONSENSE REAPPORTIONMENT GAMES. California is in crisis. We are broke, deeply in debt, unemployment is far too high. Proposition 27 is the only chance for voters to say "Enough is enough! Stop wasting taxpayer dollars on nonsense." Yes on 27.
CON Politicians behind 27 want to repeal the voter- approved Citizens Redistricting Commission. They want the power to draw safe districts for themselves and will spend or say anything to get it back. Don't buy it. TAXPAYER GROUPS, GOOD GOVERNMENT GROUPS, SENIORS SAY STOP THE POWER GRAB: NO on 27.
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