Tonight at 6:00 PM at Fort Mason: Your Chance to Speak at the Citizens Redistricting Commission Public Input Hearing

Well, here’s your chance:

Citizens Redistricting Commission Public Input Hearing
Monday, June 27, 2011
Fort Mason Center, Cowell Theater
Entrance at Marina Blvd. and Buchanan Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

View the Live Broadcast – 6PM to 9PM

And don’t worry, no matter how it goes, everybody in San Francisco will be represented by a state Senator at all times…

The 14 members of your Citizens Redistricting Commission. Seated, left to right: Connie Galambos Malloy and Michael Ward. Standing, left to right: Jodie Filkins-Webber, Gabino Aguirre, Vincent Barabba, Michelle DiGuilo, Maria Blanco, Peter Yao, Cynthia Dai, Lilbert “Gil” Ontai, Jeanne Raya, Angelo Ancheta, Stanley Forbes and M. Andre Parvenu:

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“The 14 member Independent California Citizens Redistricting Commission will hold a public input
meeting in San Francisco on June 27, 2011, from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Fort Mason Center. The
Commission was created by California voters to draw state Congressional, Assembly, Senate and Board
of Equalization Districts.

“Public participation in drawing these districts is critical to ensuring that communities have the strongest
voice possible to express their preferences. When voters with similar interests are drawn into a district
together, their voices multiply giving them a greater opportunity to express their views, elect candidates
of their choice and hold their leaders accountable.”

Ever more deets, after the jump

The Commission is taking testimony from local area residents before drawing its first round of draft maps
which will be released in June. Final district maps must be certified by the Commission and presented to
the Secretary of State by August 15, 2011.

The maximum time for each speaker is 2 minutes. Speakers should provide 15 copies of documents they
are submitting as testimony. Speaker numbers may be obtained one hour prior to the posted time of the
hearing. No speaker numbers will be given out after the end of the posted meeting time. Due to high
speaker demand, it is possible that not all people who have been given numbers will have the opportunity
to speak.

The Commission encourages the public to use alternative methods to submit testimony by e-mail at, fax at 916-651-5711 or by mail to the Citizens Redistricting Commission,
901 P Street, Suite 154-A, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Please visit the Commission’s website at for complete information on the
hearings and to access a guide to help you prepare your testimony. The guide can be found on the home
page under “Guide to Participation.”

All public input hearings are ADA accessible. Any person who wishes to request auxiliary aids or
services, including translation, to participate in the hearing of the Commission, in accordance with State
or Federal law, should contact Janeece Sargis at 1-866-356-5217 not later than five (5) business days
before the noticed hearing date.”

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