Redistricting game begins

Since Ward 5 is too small, I doubt the BACA area will be moved, but who knows? I snagged this post from the Shaw list serv.  The website application allowing everyone to redistrict themselves is very cool. Check it it out:

On Friday, the Census Bureau released its detailed population estimates for the District of Columbia. This process kicks off the decennial debate over redrawing DC’s wards. The boundaries of 2, 7, and 8 will have to shift, which will likely affect some of the other wards as well.

To encourage more resident input, I’ve created a web application that lets you do the redistricting yourself. You can see the populations and boundaries of each ward and click to move areas between wards until they balance out.

http://redistricting.greatergreaterwashington.org/

I will be aggregating all of the maps and recommendations from residents to create a report for the DC Council. I hope that many of you will take a few minutes to make your own map, both because it’s fun and also to ensure we have a wide range of resident views for the analysis.

I especially want to have a lot of input from Ward 2, since some part of Ward 2 will have to go to another ward, and my analysis will specifically look at Ward 2 residents’ attitudes on that. You can also share the map you create with your friends via email, twitter, facebook, and more.

Enjoy!
David

Also see the DC census date here:  http://2010.census.gov/2010census/data/


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