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Are California's state legislative districts too big, too small or just the right size?

Ventura County Star columnist Timm Herdt argues in a piece today that the state's 40 Senate and 80 Assembly districts are far too populous.

"Five of the 50 states have fewer people" than one of California's state Senate districts, he points out, adding that each of them contains 10 times as many people as the national average.

Each Senate district drawn during the latest decennial redistricting process is home to about 931,000 constituents. Assembly districts contain about 465,000 people.

Do you agree with Herdt's assessment that California needs more legislators?

Cast your vote below in our latest Capitol Alert poll and share your thoughts on the Goldilocks dilemma for the Golden State's districts in the comment forum. You can read Herdt's full piece at this link.



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