August 22: NYC Districting Commission Public Hearing in Manhattan on City Council Boundaries
New Council district boundaries will take effect in time for local elections in 2023. To help understand the choices facing the NYC Districting Commission, I’m hosting a Redistricting Info Session this Tuesday, 8/16, at 6:30 pm, via Zoom. We’ll have reps from the commission on hand to explain the process and how people can testify at their upcoming hearings. Click the link to register, or use this Meeting ID: 845 8755 9830 and this passcode: 388968
There are three 6th District maps shown in this PDF document:
- The current boundaries (set in 2021);
- The Commission’s proposed boundaries (proposed 7/15); and
- The “Unity” plan which is the one I support (proposed by a coalition of civil and voting rights groups).—
The New York City Districting Commission has announced hearing dates for those interested in testifying about the preliminary maps for 51 new City Council districts; one in each of the boroughs to receive more public input. The process has been remarkably transparent. Besides testifying in person or by Zoom at the meetings, the public may submit written testimony and maps by email to PublicTestimony@redistricting.nyc.gov, and by mail at NYC Districting Commission, 253 Broadway, 3rd Floor, NY, NY 10007.
- Tuesday, 8/16 5:30 to 9 pm: Museum of the Moving Image, Sumner Redstone Theater, 36-01 35 Ave Astoria, Queens.
- Wednesday, 8/17 5:30 to 9 pm: Lehman College (CUNY), Gillet Auditorium, 250 Bedford Park Blvd West, The Bronx.
- Thursday, 8/18 5:30 to 9 pm: Staten Island Borough Hall, 10 Richmond Terrace.
- Sunday, 8/21 3:30 to 7 pm: Medgar Evers College (CUNY), School of Science Health & Technology, Dining Hall, 1638 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn.
- Monday 8/22, 5:30 – 9 pm: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Blvd., Harlem, Manhattan.
Residents who would like to submit maps for their testimony may draw their own maps using DistrictR, a mapping tool available on the commission’s website.