California State Auditor`s Office Announces Voters First Act, Prop 11, Regional Public Meeting Schedule

Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:30am EST

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Meeting to Discuss Formation of Citizens Redistricting Commission
SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(Business Wire)--
The California State Auditor`s Office will be hosting its first public meetings
to obtain input on regulations needed to implement the Voters First Act (Act)
including regulations relating to the State Auditor`s application and selection
process for the Citizens Redistricting Commission (Commission). This Act was
approved by voters in November 2008 as Proposition 11. 

"We recognize that voters have entrusted us with forming a commission of
Californians to implement the Voters First Act and are committed to carrying out
this responsibility with the same due diligence, objectivity, and independence
as we do in conducting all our work," said Elaine Howle, California State
Auditor. "We want to ensure a wide range of voices are heard and look forward to
hosting public forums throughout the state." 

The meetings are open to the public on the following dates and locations. All
meetings will conclude earlier than the designated ending time if all comments
have been made.

 Sacramento - Monday 1/26/09                                                                                                
     Location:    Department of Health Services                                                                         
                  East End Complex                                                                                      
                  1500 Capitol Mall                                                                                     
     Time:        11 a.m. to 5 p.m.                                                                                     
 San Diego - Monday 2/9/09                                                                                                  
     Location:    Caltrans Building                                                                                     
                  4050 Taylor Street                                                                                    
                  San Diego                                                                                             
     Time:        10 a.m. to 4 p.m.                                                                                     
 Fresno - Friday 2/20/09                                                                                                    
     Location:    State Agencies Building                                                                               
                  2550 Mariposa Mall, Room 1036                                                                         
     Time:        10 a.m. to 4 p.m.                                                                                     
 Los Angeles - Monday 2/23/09                                                                                               
     Location:    Central Branch Library                                                                                
                  Mark Taper Auditorium                                                                                 
                  630 W. 5th Street                                                                                     
                  Los Angeles                                                                                           
                  Please note: Library doesn`t validate parking. Early bird parking is only available before 9:30 a.m.  
     Time:        11 a.m. to 5 p.m.                                                                                     
 San Francisco - Friday 2/27/09                                                                                             
     Location:    Office of the Courts                                                                                  
                  Milton Marks Auditorium                                                                               
                  455 Golden Gate                                                                                       
                  San Francisco                                                                                         
     Time:        10 a.m. to 4 p.m.                                                                                     

For more information and the official meeting notice and special needs
requirements, please visit 

About the California State Auditor

The California State Auditor`s (CSA) office leads the way in providing truthful,
balanced, and unbiased information to the California State Legislature, the
Governor, and the public. The CSA helps elected leaders and state agencies
improve public services and use taxpayers` money in the most effective ways
possible. CSA`s audits result in accurate and dependable information that helps
to clarify issues, pose corrective action for problems, and bring more
accountability to government programs. CSA prides themselves on proposing
innovative solutions to problems that are identified by audits so state agencies
can better serve the people of California.

For more information contact the California State Auditor`s Office at (916)
445-0255 or visit 

California State Auditor`s Office
Margarita Fernández, 916-445-0255

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