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Judge rules for council-majority-approved map in bitter Berkeley redistricting battle

Judge Evelio Grillo ruled today in favor of using the council-majority-approved district lines in the November 2014 election. Grillo heard closing arguments in City of Berkeley v. Tim Dupuis and Mark Numainville Tuesday. In a 35-page opinion, Grillo determined that the council-approved map, also called the BSDC map, “is the one that best complies with meeting the […]

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Judge plans to rule today on Berkeley redistricting lines

Update, 4:30 p.m. The judge has ruled in favor of using the council-majority-approved district lines. See his ruling here. (A more in-depth Berkeleyside story on the decision is online here.) Original post: An Alameda County Superior Court judge is expected to rule Wednesday, April 30, about which district lines the city of Berkeley should use in the […]

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Official pushes for independent redistricting panel

Berkeley Councilman Jesse Arreguín has launched a ballot initiative to change the city’s approach to redistricting, arguing that “partisan self interest” and a “broken” process have crippled recent efforts, as well as those during the last redistricting attempt more than a decade ago. Arreguín wants the city to create an independent citizen redistricting commission “that will […]

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Berkeley redistricting maps to be on November ballot, judge to choose which lines to use

The Berkeley City Council voted 6-3 Tuesday night to let the voters decide which map of council districts will best represent the community’s interests moving forward. In recent years, the city has struggled to come up with new district lines that would balance the city’s population across its eight existing council districts, which is required […]

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Berkeley redistricting referendum effort prevails

An effort underway over the past month to force the Berkeley City Council to revoke a recently adopted redistricting map, or put the council district issue before the voters later this year, has officially collected enough signatures for the referendum to proceed, city staff said Monday evening. The Berkeley Referendum Coalition turned in 7,867 signatures, which were filed […]