When looking at the working map, the large numbers for each district are the population that this current configuration contains, while the percentage numbers are how far off from the ideal (average) value they are. The goal at the moment is to get within ±5%, but ultimately, they have to get to within ±1% of the average in each of the eleven districts.
The results of last night's meeting are on their website now, and will continue to be updated as they work on it.
|Jan 26 Working Draft|
The challenge of course is to try to get EVERY district within ±1% of the average district population all while keeping neighborhoods intact, and keeping racial, economic, and geographic interests in mind. Seeing the process in action (such as the action was) gives one a sense of the daunting task ahead of this committee.
I took a stab at redrawing the lines myself and it ain't easy to get it all right. My attempt is available at the HealthyCity.org website. You can make your own attempt and actually have it made public or email a link directly to the task force. Even if you don't draw your own map, you can still send comments to the task force at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you'd like to attend a future task force meeting, check out the schedule at: