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November 8, 2016 — Elección General de California

— Sacramento Independent Redistricting Commission Act —

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November 8, 2016 —Elección General de California

City of Sacramento
Measure L - Majority Approval Required

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Resultados electorales

Se aprueba

76,197 votos si (52.81%)

68,087 votos no (47.19%)

  • 100% de distritos activos (377/377).

Shall the City of Sacramento Charter be amended to establish a redistricting commission that is independent of the city council and that has sole authority for establishing council districts, and to establish processes for selection of commission members and for the commission's adoption of council district maps?

Argumento A FAVOR

ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF MEASURE L 

It is a conflict of interest for politicians to draw the boundaries of city council districts they run in. Voters should be choosing their elected officials; elected officials should not be choosing their voters! 

Every ten years, city council district boundaries must be redrawn so they remain substantially equal in population. Currently, Sacramento councilmembers draw their own district boundaries. Instead, Measure L establishes an independent citizens commission to redraw council districts. 

Redistricting should ensure fair representation for all residents. However, when elected officials control the redistricting process, they can draw districts that assure their reelections and prevent competition. 

This citizens’ commission is modeled after the successful state independent redistricting commission which took the politics out of redistricting and provided for citizen input and transparency. Now is the time to bring this reform to the local level. 

Here’s what the Sacramento Bee has said about Sacramento’s redistricting in the past: 

“Sacramento’s City Council districts are a mess. They split too many neighborhoods. There’s far too big a gap in populations among the districts, making a mockery of the democratic ideal of one person, one vote. And, to suit politicians, they’re contorted into ridiculous shapes.” (1/18/11) 

A commission... “would be a vast improvement over the backroom dealing that produced skewed districts after the 2010 census.” (4/11/16) 

Good government organizations and community groups proposed this charter amendment to provide a fair and transparent redistricting process using an independent commission composed of Sacramento voters – not politicians or political insiders.

Vote Yes on Measure L for an open and independent redistricting commission to better serve Sacramento’s future and Sacramento voters. 

s/Eric Guerra Sacramento City Councilmember   s/Paula Lee Co-President, League of Women Voters of Sacramento County   s/Nicolas Heidorn Policy and Legislative Counsel, California Common Cause   s/Theresa C. Riviera Civic Committee Chair, League of United Latin American Citizens, Lorenzo Patino Council 2862

Argumento EN CONTRA

NO REBUTTAL TO ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF MEASURE L WAS FILED NO ARGUMENT AGAINST MEASURE L WAS FILED

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