Ward 1 ANC Redistricting Task Force Issues First Drafts

Over the Labor Day weekend, Ward One ANC Redistricting Task Force Chairperson Alan Roth distributed the first broadcast email over various Ward One listserves showing the initial map  proposals from which the task force will work. Roth issued both a four ANC version and a five ANC version. Below are the two overview maps. All maps, and more information can be found at the Task Force’s Web site located at www.ward1ancredistricting.shutterfly.com

As you review these maps (or the additional ones online), I’d be interested in hearing your comments. Is one of these options better than the other? How can they be improved?

(Proposed 4 ANC/SMD Boundaries with populations)

(Potential SMD boundaries in 5 ANC Ward with populations)

Chairperson Roth’s full email is after the jump

A Ward One ANC Redistricting Task Force was created in late July pursuant to DC law and held its first meeting on August 2nd, where it approved a schedule for recommending a new ANC map for the next decade. The Task Force members are listed below.

This link — www.ward1ancredistricting.shutterfly.com — will take you to a an initial set of ANC and SMD 2011 redistricting proposals for the District of Columbia’s Ward One. The initial maps shown there reflect two options that have attracted significant interest in the Ward — maintenance of the current 4-ANC arrangement and, alternatively, the creation of a 5th ANC encompassing the Georgia Avenue Corridor and adjacent areas. Because these Ward task forces have no budgets, sharing map proposals online with the general public requires us to use free websites and software, and I found Shutterfly to be the easiest and most flexible to work with. But it does require you to sign up for a (free) Shutterfly account — and so, if you don’t have one already, I apologize in advance for putting you through that additional step.

The Task Force will be meeting again on Tuesday, September 13th at 6:30 pm at the Columbia Heights Youth Club, 1480 Girard Street, NW, to discuss the mapping proposals displayed here and other potential proposals that may be suggested between now and then. The Task Force will also hold a public forum on ANC/SMD redistricting on Tuesday, September 27th (same time and place), before meeting again on Monday, October 3rd (also same time and place) to finalize a primary and an alternate plan to submit to the DC Council, as required by law, for the Council’s consideration and final action.

We welcome your participation and look forward to the coming six week period for a productive and, we hope, consensus-driven process. As that process moves forward, this Shutterfly site above may also display additional or alternative map proposals, so check back periodically. In the meantime, a comment tool below will enable you to share your thoughts with others in the Ward. (Let’s try to keep the dialogue civil and constructive, okay?)

Thanks for your consideration,

Alan Roth, Task Force Chairperson

Task Force Appointees of CM Jim Graham:

Mr. Alan Roth (Task Force Chairperson)

ANC 1A Chairperson William “Bill” Brown

ANC 1B Chairperson Juan Lopez

ANC 1C Chairperson Wilson Reynolds (Task Force Vice Chairperson)

ANC 1D Chairperson Gregg Edwards (Task Force Secretary)

Ms. Janie Boyd

Other Councilmembers’ Appointees (in order of appointment):

SMD 1A07 Commissioner Thomas Boisvert (CM Catania)

Ms. Shelore Williams (CM Orange)

Ms. Beverley Wheeler (CM Mendelson)

SMD 1B10 Commissioner Tony Norman (Chairperson K. Brown)

SMD 1A11 Commissioner Dotti Love Wade (CM M. Brown)

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