The Latest in the Redistricting Battle
Monday, February 04, 2013
Since the most recent City Council redistricting proposal, negotiations have been taking place to further adjust the balance of power among New York City communities. In advance of Wednesday's public hearing, several experts weigh in on NYC's changing demographics and how redistricting will affect city council elections.
- Jerry Vattamala staff attorney, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
- Andrew Beveridge professor of sociology at Queens College, CUNY Graduate Center and the man behind Social Explorer
- Esmerelda Simmons founder and executive director of the Center for Law and Social Justice in Brooklyn
→ Hearing: This Wednesday, February 6th | New York Law School 6pm | More Information
Current Proposal (UPDATE: Latest proposal from 2/5/13)
Explore the Changing District Maps
The map below overlays current and proposed districts (we've centered it on WNYC's address in Hudson Square but you can explore your neighborhood too). Shift the slider to see how districts would change. Visit the CUNY mapping center for more ways to explore the data. Note that new maps will be issues this week, with slight changes expected.