CITY COUNCIL has a plan for redrawing the city's councilmanic districts. Actually, it has two. Council's deadline for adjusting the city's map, based on new census numbers, was technically this past Friday. On Thursday, two plans were introduced.
Under the city charter, Council members can't collect another paycheck until they pass a plan.
The current official map is an embarrassing mess with weirdly shaped districts, driven by the political self-interest of incumbents back in 2001. The fact that Council drew this year's maps behind closed doors, without much public engagement, raised questions - including from It's Our Money - about whether selfish concerns would corrupt the new map as well.