Now that the census is completed, the really hard work begins. States and cities across the U.S., including San Jose, will start the redistricting process to better represent the local population. In the city, redistricting will officially begin on January 11, with the appointment of an 11-member commission. Ten of the members will be selected by City Council members, while the chair of the commission will be picked by Mayor Chuck Reed. The real work begins in February, however, when the final census statistics are released. Then the members will have four months to redraw the city’s district maps and present its recommendations.
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