California's Power Could Shift Inland

As California's coastal counties see less growth in 2010 Census figures, the state's inland areas could become bigger players in politics.

The Sacramento Bee's Dan Walters takes a look at the shift and what it could mean for the state.

"The most obvious adjustment will be a major shift of districts from slow-growing coastal – and mostly Democratic – coastal counties to rapidly growing inland areas, which have tended to vote Republican.

One of the geographic shifts is likely to be a loss for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area, whose population growth rate (5.4 percent) is scarcely half of the state's 10 percent."

Full Story: Dan Walters: Census data will bring a big shift

Comments

Prepare for the AICP* Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $245
AICP CTP Storefont Display

The first online AICP* CTP exam prep class

Are you ready to take the AICP* Certified Transportation Planner exam?
Priced at $245 for May exam!
Planetizen Courses image ad

Planetizen Courses

Advance your career with subscription-based online courses tailored to the urban planning professional.
Starting at $16.95 a month

NEW! Get the "Green Bible"

Understand the complexities of planning at the local level while preparing for the AICP* exam. Find out why this edition is included in the APA's recommended reading list.
$105