Redistricting Commission votes to go forward with Compromise Map; will meet Tues, Nov 16, 2021, 5:30 PM

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Next meeting is Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 5:30 PM. Join via Zoom at https://sandiego.zoomgov.com/j/1604409180

Information regarding public comment is availabe on the Redistricting Commission website at https://www.sandiego.gov/redistricting-commission/participating


Changes could be made before December 15, 2021 deadline. As published by the Union Tribune 11/13/2021: A volunteer panel took a key step toward redrawing San Diego’s City Council boundaries Saturday when they approved a preliminary map that boosts voting power for racial minorities and unites some previously divided neighborhoods. 

The panel voted 7-2 in favor of the Clairemont United Compromise Map, which unites Clairemont, Linda Vista, Normal Heights and Rancho Peñasquitos — four neighborhoods divided the last time new boundaries were drawn in 2011.

The Compromise Map would make District 6 a heavily Asian district including University City, but it would leave the university campus in District 1 with La Jolla. While the map boosts the Asian population in District 6, the Latino population in District 9 and the Black population in District 4, it doesn’t boost minority voting power as much as the panel’s second choice — the San Diego Communities Collaboration Map.

San Diego must redraw its council boundaries once every 10 years when new U.S. Census data become available. The panel is charged with creating nine districts that are close to evenly populated, while trying to keep connected communities together. For details on the boundary drawing process and to contribute feedback, visit the redistricting commission website at sandiego.gov/redistricting-commission.

Next meeting is Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 5:30pm. Join via Zoom at https://sandiego.zoomgov.com/j/1604409180 Information regarding public comment is availabe on the Redistricting Commission website at https://www.sandiego.gov/redistricting-commission/participating


Excerpts and attached map are from the San Diego Union Tribune article by David Garrick. Read his entire report in the Sunday (11/14/2021) Union Tribune or online at sandiegouniontribune.com/news/politics/story/2021-11-13/panel-recommends-san-diego-boundary-map

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