On December 19, the California Secretary of State announced that the Neighborhood Legislature initiative may begin to collect signatures, to qualify for the 2014 ballot. The proposal would amend the California Constitution. Currently California has 40 State Senators and 80 Assemblymembers. The initiative would provide for 8,000 Assembly districts and 4,000 State Senate districts. Each Assembly district would have approximately 5,000 voters. Each district would elect a state legislator, but then the 100 state legislators within that district would elect one person to send to Sacramento. See www.neighborhoodlegislature.com for more details.
The measure is sponsored by John Cox, who has been active in the Republican Party in the past. He is believed to have the financial resources necessary to get the measure on the ballot.