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New council district lines in effect in time for election
Politics Terence M. Cullen 5/29/2013 at 1:38PM

Time to line up for the new council districts. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) approved the city’s 51 new council districts on Monday, May 20. It was the last step in making the lines official. DOJ had to review the lines along with testimony from residents under Article 5 of the Voting Rights Act, [...]

Districting commission files final map for approval
Politics Terence M. Cullen 3/05/2013 at 5:12PM

The lines have been drawn and they’re staying. New York City’s Districting Commission filed Monday, March 4 its final map to the City Clerk for approval. The final of three drafts had been submitted to the City Council on February 8, after which the legislature had three weeks to vote or the new districts would [...]

Final redistricting lines released
Final redistricting lines released
Politics Terence M. Cullen 2/06/2013 at 9:21AM

The final district lines that will go before the City Council were released on Monday, February 4, with moderate changes to the map that was released just two months ago. The new maps were released two days before the Districting Commission was to vote on the lines and discuss the changes district-by-district and borough-by-borough. Several [...]

WRBA will keep up fight for unity
News Terence M. Cullen 12/20/2012 at 4:21PM

In an attempt to keep the community in one piece, members and residents of the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association (WRBA) said they plan on attending and speaking at the January 14, 2013 hearing on redistricting at Queensborough Community College. At the organization’s December 15 meeting, several residents voiced concern over the latest set of district [...]

Districting Commission withdraws map, will hold new round of public hearings
Districting Commission withdraws map, will hold new round of public hearings
Central Billy Rennison 12/05/2012 at 10:02AM

Opponents of the city’s new district maps got their wish for another round of public hearings thanks to Assemblymember Vito Lopez, though confidence significant changes will be made remains low. When the city’s Districting Commission unveiled the maps on November 16, District 34 was redrawn to include the residence of the embattled assemblymember, reportedly at [...]

Woodhaven on redistricting: Send lines back to the drawing board
Woodhaven on redistricting: Send lines back to the drawing board
News Terence M. Cullen 11/27/2012 at 3:46PM

The newest set of proposed city council district lines, set to take effect next year, have some Woodhaven residents upset that they might once again be split into two districts. The Woodhaven Residents Block Association (WRBA) has taken a stand against the proposed redistricting lines, saying they would split up the neighborhood and exhaust and [...]

Districting Commission approves City Council map
Districting Commission approves City Council map
News Billy Rennison 11/23/2012 at 9:10AM

Another round of redistricting is complete and new City Council lines are one step away from taking effect. The city’s 15-member bipartisan Districting Commission unanimously approved the redrawn map on November 15 before presenting it to the City Council for approval. If the council does not object to the map, the new council districts will [...]