Los Osos woman to speak to South County Democratic Club about statewide redistricting commission

Lillian Judd of Los Osos, who came close to being chosen for the statewide California Citizens Redistricting Commission, will speak to the South County Democratic Club about the agency work as well as the June 2012 California primary.

Judd’s talk is scheduled for 7 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Grover Beach Community Center at 12th Street and Trouville Avenue. A social half-hour will precede the meeting, at 6:30 p.m.

The state commission, composed of citizens, not politicians, is redrawing lines for congressional, Assembly, state Senate and Board of Equalization districts.

The commission was created by voters in a pair of ballot initiatives in an effort to take redistricting out of the hands of the Legislature, which, voters felt, redrew the lines to protect incumbents.

About 30,000 people applied for a spot on the commission. Judd was in the race until the final cut.

The South County Democratic Club describes Judd as “an active volunteer and advocate who has provided years of service to the community, particularly around the needs of the local homeless population.”

Judd also worked for many years with the San Luis Obispo County Economic Opportunity Commission, now called the Community Action Partnership.