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Give your feedback on the new map

New York City Districting Commission has released the new map of the 51 council districts.   The thick black line outlines the new districts the colors indicate the current districts. Image credit: The New York City Districting Commission

The New York City Districting Commission are in the middle of drawing new boundaries for the NYC Council Districts. In mid-July they released their preliminary boundary maps for 51 new City Council districts.  On July 27 they release a customized New York City-version of DistrictR, an online mapping tool, which will allow New Yorkers to draw their own City Council Districts — and submit their drawings to the Commission as their public testimony.

 “This is a big step forward in digital democracy,” said Commission Chair Dennis Walcott. “Never before have New Yorkers had this kind of opportunity for full participation in the mapmaking process.”

 A new plan is drawn every ten years following the U.S. Census.  The city’s population grew 8.2 million in 2010 to 8.8 million in 2020, according to the Census. To reflect this increase the new plan raises the average number of residents per district from 160,710 to 172,882.

The maps are available for public review online at nyc.gov/districting and a physical copy will be displayed at the Surrogate’s Court 31 Chambers Street. As of August 2, 2022 over 60,000 people have viewed the map.

Next the Commission will hold another five hearings in each of the boroughs to get public testimony on these new maps. The hearings are scheduled for Aug. 16, 17, 18, 21, and 22 (see chart below). Testimony also may be provided via Zoom during the public hearings, by email at publictestimony@redistricting.nyc.gov, and by mail at 235 Broadway, NY, NY 10007.

DATE & TIMEVENUE & BOROUGH
Tues., Aug. 16 5:30 to 9 pmMuseum of the Moving Image, Sumner Redstone Theater, 36-01 35 Ave Astoria, Queens 11106  
Wed., Aug. 17 5:30 to 9 pmLehman College (CUNY), Gillet Auditorium, 250 Bedford Park Blvd West, The Bronx 10468  
Thurs., Aug. 18 5:30 to 9 pmStaten Island Borough Hall, 10 Richmond Terrace Rm 125  
Sun., Aug 21 3:30 to 7 pmMedgar Evers College (CUNY), School of Science Health & Technology, Dining Hall, 1638 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn.11225  
Mon., Aug. 22 5:30 to 9 pmSchomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm Blvd., Harlem, Manhattan, 10037

Author: The Greenline

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