The application period closed Tuesday for those who want to be considered for the Citizens Redistricting Commission, the panel created by Proposition 11 to draw legislative district lines in California following the 2010 census.
Across the state, more than 31,000 eligible applicatants responded to the call, including 497 from Ventura County (350 men, 147 women). Now that the deadline has closed, their applications have become public. Here's the list of Ventura County applicants. Among the local applicants are some familiar names from civic affairs in the county, including former Moorpark Mayor Patrick Hunter, Ventura City Manager Rick Cole and former Ventura City Councilman Todd Collart.
To continue along the process, these folks will now be required to submit a supplemental application, which must include a couple of short essays and recommendations from others. The public is invited to comment on applicants, pro or con.
Good luck to those who stepped forward. It takes some courage to submit oneself to such public scrutiny; already, information about their political party affiliation, family heritage and household income is available for inspection online.