The Chamber's Government Affairs Committee works to create and sustain a favorable business environment in which all businesses can grow and prosper through the monitoring of legislation and influencing of governmental decisions on behalf of the interests of our members. This committee provides a basis for the Chamber to act on local, state, and federal governmental issues and evaluate political candidates.
This month: The Escondido Chamber continues to look at Redistricting and is proud to welcome Ramesses Surban from the County of San Diego Independent Redistricting Commission. Every ten years, after the federal census, California must re-establish the boundaries of its Congressional, State Senate, State Assembly, and State Board of Equalization districts to reflect new population data and shifting populations. The Voters FIRST Act gave this power to California citizens ensuring that new and fair political boundaries are drawn without special interests, politics and political influence.
Commissioner Surban will explain the process of redistricting, how it might look here specifically in San Diego County, and what changes could be in the future for our district representatives.