The citizens panel chosen to draw the first-ever City Council districts can be expected to err, but it should also be expected to err on the side of transparency.
There were no local precedents for the 14-member Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission to follow as they draw 10 single-member districts from which a new City Council will be elected next November, but there should be no doubt that the panel is committed to run its operations openly. The panel needs full public confidence as it works.
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