Give your feedback on the new map
On Monday August 22, 2022 from 11 a.m. –1 p.m. The New York City Districting Commission will host a supplemental virtual public hearing to receive public testimony regarding the preliminary plan due to unprecedented public engagement in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The meeting will be virtual with a recorded live stream on www.nyc.gov/districting.
REMINDER: Individuals who plan to attend the August 21, 2022 Hearing from 3:30-7:00 pm at Medgar Evers College are required to submit COVID-19 proof of vaccination or result of a negative PCR test taken within seven (7) prior to the hearing date to the following link and show receipt of the CUNY access pass upon online submission in order to enter the premises: https://www.c4wrk.com/em4oZgWKoGNTCPmT7
Original article as published on: August 1, 2022
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, and by mail at 235 Broadway, NY, NY 10007.
|DATE & TIME||VENUE & BOROUGH|
|Tues., Aug. 16 5:30 to 9 pm||Museum of the Moving Image, Sumner Redstone Theater, 36-01 35 Ave Astoria, Queens 11106|
|Wed., Aug. 17 5:30 to 9 pm||Lehman College (CUNY), Gillet Auditorium, 250 Bedford Park Blvd West, The Bronx 10468|
|Thurs., Aug. 18 5:30 to 9 pm||Staten Island Borough Hall, 10 Richmond Terrace Rm 125|
|Sun., Aug 21 3:30 to 7 pm||Medgar Evers College (CUNY), School of Science Health & Technology, Dining Hall, 1638 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn.11225|
|Mon., Aug. 22 5:30 to 9 pm||Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm Blvd., Harlem, Manhattan, 10037|