Latest Updates on Redistricting - The Map Is Out!
The DC Council Subcommittee on Redistricting, chaired by Councilmember Silverman, released their official map proposal on Thursday, November 18 and voted it out of the Subcommittee on Friday, November 19. You can read the Subcommittee's rationale for the decisions they made here.
The Hill Rag provided an excellent summary of the major changes on Thursday, November 18, noting that it will be "Hill East to Ward 7, Nats Stadium to Ward 8" (and, as we'd all pretty much suspected, Shaw will be going back to Ward 2).
A group of community leaders in Ward 7 (the Ward 7 Democrats, the Ward 7 state board of education representative, and ANC commissioners and civic association leaders from the Ward) has already released a statement rejecting the proposed map, requesting that the DC Council reunify the Kingman Park neighborhood in Ward 7.
The next step in the process is the first vote of the full Council on the redistricting legislation (which includes the map and new boundaries) on December 7. There will be opportunities for Councilmembers to amend that legislation, so there may be additional changes to come before the final vote of the full Council on December 21.
For more information, see CM Silverman's dedicated redistricting website, https://www.elissasilverman.com/redistricting.