Last week, ProPublica released an investigative report that alleged that Democratic elected officials manipulated the redistricting process. The report is fatally flawed from the start due to the false premise that the Commission was designed to prevent elected officials from influencing the process.
I guess I suspected a bunch of people who had already made up their minds to be sitting on the Dias. I expected the room to be about as empty as a city Council meeting towards its end as well. To say the least, what I saw on Friday night at the Orange County Public Hearing for the California Citizens Redistricting Commission exceeded my expectations, in a good way.