Oakland City Council Considering Redistricting Maps 18, 21-28

The Oakland City Council is to take up the annually thorny issue of city council district boundary changes, or what’s called “redistricting.” Tonight, as I sit here at Oakland City Council, there nine different scenarios the City Council has been asked to consider: Maps 18 and 21 through 28.
What follows is a summary, based on what was written at the website at the City of Oakland’s webpage by the planning and zoning department.

Map 18: “At the October 3, 2013 Rules and Legislation Committee of the City Council, the consultant produced a map, based on Map #17, which proposes the Maxwell Park neighborhood be combined into District 4; Map #18 proposes changes to Districts 5 and 6 which balance the population changes resulting from Maxwell Park being combined into District 4. Also, Map #18 shows Broadway Terrace as the boundary between Districts 1 and 4, which it was in 1993; and the map leaves the current border between Districts 1 & 3 the same as it is today: the Mosswood neighborhood remains in District 3. The Committee recommended that both maps #17 and 18 be the “focus” of discussion at the October 15th Council hearing.”

Map 21: “The primary change in this map is to include parts of downtown, from 14th Street to 19th Street, east of Broadway, into District 2.”

Map 22: ” The primary change in this map is moving most of the Adams Point neighborhood into District 2. This map also unites Maxwell Park into District 4.”

Map 23: “The Council requested the consultant make specific alterations to these three maps; in addition to the necessary population balancing.
Details of Map #23 which were shown in Map #18:
Trestle Glen Road is unified into District 2
Lakeshore Avenue and streets east of Lake Merritt moved from District 3 to District 2
Keeps District 1/District 3 border at its current location, along MacArthur Blvd
Fairfax/Melrose area moved to District 6
District 1/District 4 border changed to Broadway Terrace and Skyline Blvd
Details of Map #23 which were made at the request of Council at the October 15th hearing, or to balance population:
San Antonio neighborhood back into District 2, from District 5
Fremont High School back into District 5, from District 6
Bancroft/55th/International/51st “triangle” back into District 6 (from District 5)
Census blocks between Harrison St /Oakland Ave back into District 1, from District 2
Maxwell Park united in District 6 (moved from District 4 in Map #18)
Fruitvale Elementary neighborhood, from Sausal Creek down to Bona Street, and east to Coolidge, Peralta Hacienda Park, and area south of Allendale between Brookdale and Lyon Ave and Meadow St, to District 4
Between I-880 and International Blvd, from Seminary to 50th Avenue, move to District 5 from District 6
Between Bancroft and International, move from 51st Ave to 54th Ave from District 6 to District
Changes in Map #23 which are a result of a public request: Glenwood Road unification in Glenview (from District 2 into District 5).”

Map 24: “The Council requested the consultant make specific alterations to these three maps; in addition to the necessary population balancing.
Details of Map #24 which were shown in Map #21, at the October 15 Council hearing:
APEN request for District 2 to move north of 14th Street, into downtown. Border of District 2 and 3 moves north to 19th St.
The Lakeshore Avenue area, east of Lake Merritt, stays in District 3
District 1/District 2 border is unchanged from existing border on Oakland Avenue.
District 1/District 3 border is changed: District 3 moves north to MacArthur, west of Highway 24; between Highway 24 and Broadway, District 1 moves south to I-580, unifying Mosswood; District 3 stays north of I-580 teacart east of Broadway to keep Richmond Blvd neighborhood together.
District 1/District 4 border follows the 1993 Council map border, along Broadway Terrace to Skyline Blvd.
Maxwell Park is united in District 4
Fairfax/Melrose moves from District 4 to District 6
Trestle Glen Road is united in District 2
Fremont High stays in District 5
District 5 picks up the Melrose Elementary School attendance area south of International Blvd
Fruitvale Elementary and the area immediately around it south of I-580 moves from District 4 to District 5
In Fruitvale, Police Beat 24Y is united in District 4 and Beat 24X is united in District 5
An area southeast of Fruitvale Elementary, between Coolidge and Peralta Creek north of Bona St, moves from District 5 to District 4 to balance populations
No changes to current District 7 boundaries
Details of Map #24 which were made at the request of Council on October 15:
Maxwell Park united in District 6″

Map 25: “The Council requested the consultant make specific alterations to these three maps; in addition to the necessary population balancing.
Details of Map #25 which were shown in Map #22, at the October 15 Council hearing:
Most of Adams Point moves from District 3 to District 2, divided along Bay Place, Montecito Ave, Lenox Ave, Van Buren Ave, Staten Ave, and Grand Ave
The Lakeshore area, east of Lake Merritt, stays in District 3.
District 1/District 2 border is unchanged from existing border.
District 1/District 3 border is changed: District 3 moves north to 40th west of Hwy 24; between Hwy 24 and Broadway, District 1 moves south to I-580, unifying Mosswood; District 3 stays north of I-580 to MacArthur east of Broadway, to keep Richmond Blvd neighborhood together.
District 1/District 4 border follows the 1993 Council map border, along Broadway Terrace to Skyline.
District 5 expands west into District 2, picking up the area between 23rd Ave and 21st Ave between 12th Street in the south, and 27th Street in the north.
Maxwell Park is united in District 4.
Fairfax/Melrose moves from District 4 to District 6
Trestle Glen Road is united in District 2
Fremont High stays in District 5
District 5 picks up the Melrose Elementary School attendance area south of International Blvd
In Fruitvale, Police Beat 24Y is united in District 4 and Beat 24X is united in District 5
District 4 expands the area it includes around Fruitvale Elementary to extend west from Champion St to Fruitvale Ave, and, south between Coolidge Ave and Peralta Creek south to Hyde St
No changes to current District 7 boundaries.
Mapping details which came as a reshttp://www2.oaklandnet.com/Government/o/PBN/OurOrganization/PlanningZoning/OAK041315ult of public request: Glenwood Road unification in Glenview (from District 2 into District 5)”

Map 26: “Councilmember McElhaney requested that NDC prepare a new map (#26) which combines elements of maps previously discussed by Council: combines the D1/D2/D3 borders from Map 23 with the D4/D5/D6 borders from Map 24, with small adjustments to put Fruitvale Elementary School back in D4, and the cul-de-sacs off of Broadway Terrace back in D1.”

Map 27 and 28: “Councilmember Kalb’s memo says: I am submitting for Council consideration two additional maps that seek to keep neighborhoods together throughout our city. These two maps are variations of previous maps and include components that are contained within one or more of maps 18, 21, 22, 23, 24, and 25. These two maps (27 and 28) are identical to each other as to how they configure council districts one, two, three and seven. They differ from each other as to how they configure council districts four, five and six.” More at Zennie62.com, here: Oakland City Council Redistricting Hearing Now: Maps 18, 21-28
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