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State Commission Approves Redistricting Maps

The California Citizens Redistricting Commission has completed its work redrawing electoral boundaries, though a ballot referendum or legal challenge to the maps could be possible.

The California Citizens Redistricting Committee approved a final set of maps Monday that totally redraw California electoral boundaries.

The vote caps off a process that began in 2008 when voters approved the new redistricting commission to replace the old process of the state Legislature handling the redistricting process done every 10 years.

The maps will be used for the 2012 election assuming that they survive any potential challenges - California state GOP officials have already released a statement saying they may challenge the plan with a ballot referendum and other legal challenges are possible.

San Marino's new districts can be viewed at right and districts for the entire state can be viewed on this interactive map.

Congressional District

In the case of the new congressional district, San Marino would be part of a district that pushes through Pasadena down to the 60 Freeway, including Altadena, South Pasadena, Rosemead, Monterey Park and San Gabriel. It would also have some foothill cities to the east, including Glendora.

San Marino's current representative David Dreier, would reside in a different district, making it likely that he would not represent San Marino after the 2012 election. Rep. Judy Chu, D-Monterey Park, will reside in the new district and has already .

Assembly District

The current version of the 49th Assembly District includes the cities of San Marino, San Gabriel, El Monte, South El Monte, Rosemead and Monterey Park.

But in the final maps, , D-Monterey Park, will now be representing new additions Arcadia and Temple City along with San Marino, Alhambra, San Gabriel, Rosemead and Monterey Park. The assembly map appears to have lines drawn through El Monte and South El Monte.

State Senate District

In the state Senate district San Marino would join with Pasadena, South Pasadena, Sierra Madre and several eastern cities, but also with La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta, Burbank, and Glendale. 

That would preserve a good portion of the current district which includes Pasadena, South Pasadena, La Cañada, Burbank, and Glendale, as well as parts of the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles.

Carol Liu lives in La Cañada Flintridge and would be eligible to run in San Marino's new district as well.

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