The bottom line is in: Taxpayers spent more than three times the projected cost to redraw the state’s political districts.
Voters gave the commission $3 million to draw legislative and Board of Equalization district boundaries by passing Proposition 11 in 2008.
Money ran out quickly.
The final tab was $10.4 million, roughly one-third of which was Bureau of State Audit funds used to solicit and screen applicants for the 14-member citizens panel that replaced the Legislature in drawing political districts.
Executive Director Dan Claypool said it is not surprising that the commission’s initial $3 million fell short. The state never before had attempted independent