Here's a thought, what if this Prop. 77 "set-back" is an opportunity for a better reform proposal - one without the dreaded mid-decade redraw provision.
Though the expense of qualifying another proposition is high - it's probably no higher than litigating the issue all the way up the courts. Plus, it'd be an easy PR sell for Costa, et al, as they whip out their violins to play Beethoven's 192d, "Requiem for Thwarted Direct Democracy."
So Phoblog urges all sides to take a big-picture view of this and perhaps save this reform from yet another ugly death.
A Primer On 3 Current Proposals: Part 1
Following Up on the Redistricting Prop's Legal Snag
Great, Now We Can All Get Back To The Really Important Stuff
Add This One For Good Measure (The MALDEF Proposal)
Map Fights Might Be Starting Already
Can't Hardly Wait
This Should Do Wonders For The Negotiation Process
A Primer On 3 Current Proposals: Part 2
More On Redistricting Reforms Potential Benefits
It's For The Best, Boys
Hey, Let's Have A Hearing!
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