Proposition 27 would amend the constitution by transferring authority to draw State Assembly, State Senate, and Board of Equalization districts from a 14-person legislative redistricting commission to the Legislature. This would reverse the effects of Proposition 11, which passed on November 4, 2008.
For more information on this proposition, including voter resources, in-depth analysis, and endorsements, please see the California Choices web site.
Supporters say Proposition 27 will save taxpayers money by lowering redistricting costs. They claim that the current redistricting commission is made up of bureaucrats who are not properly accountable to the public. Supporters also say that Proposition 27 will restore Senate, Assembly, and Board of Equalization districts to "one person, one vote districts" which are not drawn based on economic status. They claim these districts will be more fair and balanced.