Fremont businessman Anil Godhwani makes a plea to the Citizens Redistricting Commission in 2011 to keep the Tri Cities area together and not remove Fremont from a district that included other Alameda County cities. The 14-member commission redrew California’s legislative and congressional districts to equalize their populations, but a new Supreme Court case could remove that mandate.
Fremont businessman Anil Godhwani makes a plea to the Citizens Redistricting Commission in 2011 to keep the Tri Cities area together and not remove Fremont from a district that included other Alameda County cities. The 14-member commission redrew California’s legislative and congressional districts to equalize their populations, but a new Supreme Court case could remove that mandate. Randy Pench Sacramento Bee file
Fremont businessman Anil Godhwani makes a plea to the Citizens Redistricting Commission in 2011 to keep the Tri Cities area together and not remove Fremont from a district that included other Alameda County cities. The 14-member commission redrew California’s legislative and congressional districts to equalize their populations, but a new Supreme Court case could remove that mandate. Randy Pench Sacramento Bee file
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Dan Walters: Court case could shake up California districts

December 06, 2015 03:00 PM

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