Proposition 20 would transfer authority for re-drawing Congressional district boundaries from the legislature to a 14-person legislative redistricting commission made up of Democrats, Republicans, and Independents.
For more information on this proposition, including voter resources, in-depth analysis, and endorsements, please see the California Choices web site.
Supporters say that Proposition 20 will create fair congressional districts that will hold congressional representatives more accountable to voters. They also say that Proposition 20 will ensure that redistricting in the state is done in a transparent manner which is open to the public.
Opponents say that Proposition 20 will "turn the clock back" on redistricting in the state by mandating that congressional district lines are drawn according to economic status. They claim that the measure will cost the state millions, adding to the amount already approved by the legislature under the Proposition 11 process.