January 17, 2006
Today on "Talk of the City" we discussed a proposal from a pair of Sacramento lawmakers for a Citizens Assembly -- average Jane and Joe citizens who would be invited to meet every other weekend to come up with better ideas for redistricting, term limits and other issues of governing.
Oh, and here's a picture from our Sacramento conversation with Assemblymen Keith Richman and Joe Canciamilla.
Posted by Kitty Felde at 5:58 PM
I'm sorry to have missed your show today, I like those two. I love the principle of a citizen's panel but I suspect cynicism. The math for redistricting is hard to do without staff and I suspect the panel wouldn't end up with much control. That said, I'd prefer having prisoners draw the district boundaries to having legislators continue doing it.
Posted by: Doug on January 17, 2006 7:48 PM