Due to the Census’ new population figures, the City Council is currently undergoing its legal requirement of redrawing district boundaries so that they are again roughly equal in population before the 2013 elections. The process is ostensibly open, but, in general, actually controlled by the powers that be. Thus, although there have been public hearings and the like, a good chunk of incumbent council members likely got the district they more or less wanted.
Accordingly, at a glance, there doesn’t appear to be any sweeping changes. However, there are a lot of moving pieces and it will take additional time to digest. The five borough maps can be found below:
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