This blog is to promote the discussion and share ideas about the Ward Six redistricting process. This blog is maintained by Joe Fengler, W6TF Chair. To propose a "post" or poll - send request to firstname.lastname@example.org. While anonymity is used on blogs, I would encourage folks to use their real names. This is a request and not a requirement. The only firm rules are to treat each other respect and avoid personal attacks. For the meeting schedule and information, see below buttons.
1. Approved changes to ANC 6E / 6C boundaries from initially approved redistricting map. First, modified the North Capitol diving line between 6E and 6C to turn east at K Street to Union Station tracks. Then use Union Station tracks, as well as Union Station, as the north-south diving line until Massachusetts Avenue. This essentially expands 6E to Union Station to allow both ANCs to participate in the future air rights development. Second, the census blocks below Massachusetts Ave have been moved from 6E to 6C. This will allow ANC 6C to have six commissioners within the 2,000 resident target.
2. On a 4-3 vote, the task force decided to keep near-south east within ANC 6D. The task force also decided to include the option not approved (expanding 6B to include near-southeast) in the initial task force proposal as an information item.
3. Approved initial SMD boundaries for ANC 6A, 6B, and 6C.
4. Authorized the working group for ANC 6D to continue to develop two SMD boundary plans. One that will split the census block for Potomac Place Towers and one that will not split this census block. Both plans will be included in the initial task force ANC/SMD redistricting report with the caveat that these two SMD proposals are pending task force approval.
5. Authorized the working group for ANC 6E to continue to develop SMD boundaries over the next week. The draft plan will be included in the initial task force ANC/SMD redistricting report with the caveat that it is pending task force approval.
6. The task force will be working to complete the initial task force ANC/SMD redistricting report by August 18. This report will be sent to all ANC commissioners and community organization list serves for review. This will allow each of the ANCs, and their respective community, neighborhood and business associations, the time to review the initial redistricting report and make official comments/recommendations during the first two weeks of September. Members of the task force will attend the September ANC meetings to answer questions about the redistricting proposal.
7. The task force will meet again on September 19, Monday at 6:30pm to discuss the ANC/SMD boundaries in light of the comments/recommendations forwarded by ANCs as well as their respective community, neighborhood and business associations. We are still working to find a place for that meeting.
And finally, to anticipate the inevitable question, the maps that reflect the ANC/SMD boundaries approved last night (to include ANC 6D and 6E working group proposals) for the initial redistricting report will be posted by August 18. Our hope is to have them built and posted sooner, but we can’t make any promises (recall, we are all volunteers with regular day jobs).