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If you’re a real political junkie, you’ve probably spent a fair amount of time in recent weeks at meetings on redistricting. And you’re also likely noticing that some are drawing much bigger crowds than others. Our Tracy Wood explains why.

In other news …

Fairgrounds bidder wants California Supreme Court to review cases. Here is the OC Register’s story, and here is the Daily Pilot’s.

Nativo Lopez pleads guilty to vote fraud.

Cities flunk transparency test.

Comparing the paychecks of city clerks in Orange County.

And of course we’ve got some Costa Mesa news …

Costa Mesa makes front page of the New York Times over how cities are grappling with pension obligations for public workers.

Costa Mesa employee union audit effectively disputes City Council claims of insolvency.

Costa Mesa budget balanced with traditional gimmicks after all.

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