REAPPORTIONMENT BY COMMISSION. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT AND STATUTE. Amends state Constitution. Requires 12-person Commission, appointed by retired appellate justices, adjust boundaries of California Senatorial, Assembly, Congressional, and Board of Equalization districts. Commissioners appointed from nominees of non-partisan, non-profit state organizations. Requires Commission review plans submitted by registered voters and adopt plan or amended plan which complies with standards. Each district's population may vary no more than 1 % from average district population. Senatorial districts formed from two adjacent Assembly districts. Board of Equalization districts from 10 adjacent Senate districts. Elections held for all Senate and Assembly seats in 1992. Summary of Legislative Analyst's estimate of net state and local government fiscal impact: Requires Legislature to transfer $3.5 million to the Independent Citizens Redistricting Fund in 1990-91 for expenses of commission. Transfers thereafter, every 10 years, adjusted for changes in the Consumer Price Index, resulting in the reduction of reapportionment costs by several millions of dollars each decade. If Supreme Court undertakes redistricting, state costs would increase thereby offsetting part or all of above savings.
Popular Vote Results
Y: 1761510; A: 36.19; N: 3105501; B: 63.81
Carole Wagner Vallianos, President, League of Women Voters of California; Stephen Horn, Former Vice Chairman, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights; Tom Huening, President, San Mateo County Board of Supervisors
Daniel H. Lowenstein, Former Chair, Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC); Howard L. Owens, President, Congress of California Seniors, Inc.; Bruce W. Sumner, Judge (ret.); Former Chair, Constitution Revision Commission
Rebuttal Against Author
Carole Wagner Vallianos, President, League of Women Voters of California; Dan Stanford, Chairman, Fair Political Practices Commission ('82-'85); Stephen Horn, Former Vice Chairman, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
Reapportionment By Commission. Initiative Constitutional Amendment And Statute California Proposition 119 (1990).