Monday, December 5, 2011

Proposed SMDs with Largest Deviations

According to the Office of Planning, these are the top ten proposed Single Member Districts across the city with the largest deviations from the population target of 2,000 persons each.

The law gives preference to maintaining SMD populations plus or minus 5% (between 1,900 and 2,100 persons), but it also gives exemptions from this numerical range for a variety of reasons, such as to avoid splitting Census Blocks or to maintain neighborhood cohesiveness.

1 comment:

  1. One note about 6C07... the Office of Planning told the Subcommittee on Redistricting that it is appealing the census blocks in NoMa because of a significant undercount in that area (that's the area roughly bounded by 6C07). A count with data provided by the NoMa BID puts the population within that SMD at approximately 1,860.

    Charles Allen