We are always working on voter education and outreach activities. Part of our work includes studying key community issues at all government levels in an unbiased manner like redistricting and state and local finance.
The California State Assembly members are limited to three terms ( 6 years) since 1996. The State Senate members are limited to two terms (8 years) since 1998. These term limits are lifetime, not consecutive. The Governor can serve two terms of four years, with a limit of two terms. This constitutional limitation was passed in November 1990.
Millions of campaign dollars are flowing everywhere in our elections. Make sure you follow the money using the Voter's Edge California site during elections.
Every ten years the state must undertake redistricting to reapportion or reallocate districts based on California's current population.
Local governments – cities, special districts and counties – are the entities closest to the people. They all have locally-elected governing boards and provide most of the direct services to citizens. In 1910, the Separation of Sources Act gave specific authority to local governments and the state to collect taxes,set rates and obligations. Today, they have very little control over their financial resources.
Read more about the relationship between state and local finances.