Redistricting -- a huge, quiet reform -- gets underway in California. Stan Forbes explains it all on Davisville

Stan Forbes, one of the 14 members of the Citizens Redistricting Commission, discusses how the panel will go about the job of redrawing legislative and congressional districts for California on the current edition of “Davisville” here on KDRT-LP 95.7 FM. Forbes, a businessman, farmer and former Davis City Council member, is the only person on the commission from Greater Sacramento. Just getting appointed required a mix of determination and luck, a process he talks about with “Davisville” host Bill Buchanan. Voters created the commission in 2008 to draw new district lines according to strict, nonpartisan rules, based on the 2010 census. The current districts, set by elected state officials, have been widely criticized as drawn to protect the political status quo. Forbes believes the commission, which will start public hearings soon, could create a model for other states to follow. “Davisville” airs on Monday at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday at 4:30 p.m., and Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. The interview with Forbes will be broadcast from March 14 to March 23. CLICK HERE to listen.

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