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Thursday, October 06, 2022

波士頓市議會推出選舉區域重劃計畫

 REDISTRICTING LEADERS INTRODUCE PROPOSED PLAN

Proposal would create City’s fourth 60 percent minority-opportunity district by voting age population

Boston, Mass. – A Boston City Council redistricting plan was introduced today by Committee on Redistricting Chair Liz Breadon and Vice Chair Brian Worrell. The ordinance, filed as Docket #1216, is the third proposed map sent to the Committee for review. All materials will be made available on the Committee website at boston.gov/redistricting.

The Breadon-Worrell Plan makes a total of 18 precinct reassignments between current and proposed districts, with eight such precincts located along the Dorchester Avenue boundaries of Districts 3 and 4, while maintaining two predominantly Dorchester-based districts for the largest neighborhood of the City. 

The plan bolsters District 3 into an effective minority-opportunity district by surpassing a 60 percent threshold of minority Voting Age Population (VAP), a first for the district in the City’s forty year history of district-based Council elections since 1983. Among current proposals, the plan would also have the least amount of minority residents affected by their voting precinct changing between districts.


Minority Population by District


Current District Boundaries

Proposed #1216


2010 Census

2020 Census

2020 Census


Total

VAP

Total

VAP

Total

VAP

District 1

44.1%

39.9%

46.8%

42.8%

46.0%

42.1%

District 2

31.1%

28.1%

32.3%

30.2%

32.4%

30.3%

District 3

62.3%

58.3%

61.8%

58.5%

64.9%

61.5%

District 4

91.8%

90.1%

90.9%

89.4%

89.5%

87.8%

District 5

72.6%

68.8%

75.5%

73.3%

72.9%

70.6%

District 6

36.1%

32.9%

39.4%

37.2%

39.7%

37.6%

District 7

75.4%

70.1%

76.5%

73.0%

75.7%

72.2%

District 8

32.6%

31.3%

40.9%

39.9%

40.3%

39.3%

District 9

33.9%

31.8%

41.1%

39.4%

41.1%

39.4%

Boston

53.0%

48.2%

55.4%

51.9%

55.4%

51.9%


Adapted from BPDA Research Division analysis of Census Bureau data,

according to Department of Justice redistricting guidelines

“We believe our plan proposes a result which the Committee, the Council, and the City could view as a transformative advancement toward equitable representation for protected classes under the Voting Rights Act,” said Committee Chair and District 9 Councilor Liz Breadon. “I look forward to the community process where we will work with colleagues and hear from residents over the coming weeks.”

"The people of Boston deserve City Council districts that represent them, their unique values, and amplify their voices. Our proposal accomplishes an aggressive agenda that moves Boston forward,” said Committee Vice Chair and District 4 Councilor Brian Worrell. “We are ensuring a robust engagement plan that involves gathering feedback from different communities to create fair and equitable maps.”



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