Wes Woods II, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/29/2011 10:27:44 PM PST
CLAREMONT – The Citizens Redistricting Commission will hold its first public meeting Feb. 10-13 at the Claremont Colleges’ Honnold/Mudd Library.
The 14-member commission, which includes former Claremont Councilman Peter Yao, will draw the state’s districts to conform with nonpartisan lines to make the districts equal in population for fair representation of Californians, state officials said.
“This process is so important to the state of California,” Claremont Mayor Linda Elderkin said. “The commission is doing an essential service for all of us. And I think that citizens in the community should take the opportunity to learn about the process and I hope the college students do as well.”
The meetings are from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. or at the conclusion of business.
The library is at 800 N. Dartmouth Ave.
Elderkin said she would give a welcoming statement on Feb. 10.
Claremont Councilman Larry Schroeder, like Elderkin, hoped residents would attend.
“Citizens will be able to attend those meetings and hear what they have to say and give testimony,” Schroeder said.
The commission, according to its website, may hold its first public outreach meeting on Feb. 12 or 13. The meeting would “be specifically to solicit public input regarding redistricting.”
The meeting will be streamed live on the Internet, and a videographer and stenographer will record the event.
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