Los Angeles’ city policy boundaries are drawn as part of a process per. Decade, and an introductory map adopted by the City Council Redistribution Commission suggests major changes in the San Fernando Valley boroughs.
However, public input on the map could also play a role in adjusting the proposed boundaries, presented on a map known as Plan K2.5 (Google Maps version), which was adopted by the panel on Thursday. A map of the current boundaries can be found here.
Angelenos will have the opportunity to hear and see the cards at four upcoming hearings:
- Wednesday, October 6 at 18.00
- Saturday, October 10 at
- Wednesday, October 13 at 18.00
- Saturday, October 16 at 10
Following these community presentations, the District Commission will vote to adopt a final map to be presented to the Los Angeles City Council, which will have the final say on the redrawn map and is expected to vote on it in December.
Among the more political consequential changes proposed in the draft map are in the 4th and 2nd districts. The proposed boundaries could knock councilors Nithya Raman and Paul Krekorian out of many areas they currently represent and push them into new areas.
It is currently unclear which district they will be in, as the map suggests two options for each of their districts. Both still have three more years on their terms.
Meanwhile, the third district, a seat up for election next June, stretches from the southern part of the San Fernando Valley, from Woodland Hills to Sherman Oaks, on map K2.5. Currently, the district occupies only the western part of the South Valley. This district is now represented by Bob Blumenfield, who is seeking re-election in June 2022.
The 5th council district was moved all the way out of the valley, where it currently covers a piece of Encino.
Instead, map K2.5 suggests that the district be moved south to represent Bel Air, West Los Angeles and Hancock Park and the Windsor Square area.
The district is on the verge of re-election in June 2022, where the current 5th District Councilor Paul Koretz, who is leaving, will seek the city inspector’s seat.
The map proposes similar – if not the same – boundaries for the 15th Council Quarter, which now covers the port area.
The seat is available in June next year, and the current council member for the area, Joe Buscaino, is fighting for mayoral seat.