MISSING IN ACTION
In March of this year, Brittni Kellom, a Detroit Democrat member of the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission, was elected as chair of the panel created by voters in 2018 to redraw state House, state Senate and congressional districts following the recent census. The commission comprises four Democrats, four Republicans and five Independents. The non-profit news organization Bridge Michigan told us weeks ago that since being chosen to lead the commission, Kellom has missed 14 of 53 meetings, and a total of 17 of 60 meetings since the group began its work last September. There is no requirement for how many sessions a member must attend to demonstrate they are fulfilling their jobs and an earlier effort to set a requirement failed to get panel support. Members of the commission are paid $55,755 annually for their work.