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  •  I don't see what that has to do with compactness (0+ / 0-)

    There will always be someone who lives closer to a different legislator than their own, redistricting doesn't center districts around where legislators live.  I, for example, live closer to legislators other than my own, but I think the districts where I live were drawn very well, and were community-based.  I'm not in California, though.

    ...better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity, than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference. -FDR, 1936

    by James Allen on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 03:12:21 PM PST

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    •  The quality varies widely (0+ / 0-)

      Our new districts were an improvement mainly because what came before was so atrocious. I should have mentioned that noplace in the district right next to me is as far away as the part of my district where "my" legislator lives and where his attention is centered. I also should mention that he isn't a bad guy as far as I can tell and I don't disagree with most of his political stances - he just is not in contact with my neighborhood, and has no motivation to become in contact with us. Compact districts mean that there is a greater likelihood with the citizen knowing the legislator and vice versa.    

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