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City Council Inches Toward Redistricting Finish Line

Chief Legislative Analyst Sharon Tso explains a technical mapping issue that kept the City Council from finalizing a new city council redistricting ordinance yesterday.


Although the Los Angeles City Council had agendized its final vote on city council redistricting for yesterday’s full council meeting, a small technical mapping issue kept things from being completely wrapped up yesterday as scheduled.

At the meeting, Chief Legislative Analyst Sharon Tso explained that the council’s previously-approved map of new council districts still needed one small technical correction before the full new redistricting ordinance could be approved.  Tso said that if the Council approved the map amendment at yesterday’s meeting, the corrected map would then have to be posted publicly for three days, and then an amended redistricting ordinance submitted by the City Attorney’s office, before the Council could take its final vote on the matter.  And that would push the official conclusion of the year-long redistricting effort to next week.

Taking Tso’s advice, the Council did approve the map amendment, which was to “move the area bordered by Olympic Boulevard, Normandie Avenue, 11th Street, and Vermont Avenue from Council District 1 to Council District 10,” by a vote of 13-1.  And then it also voted by a margin of 13-1 to accept the new redistricting plan as amended.  (There was no further discussion of the matter by Councilmembers, though the one dissenting vote in both cases was CD 8’s Marqueece Harris-Dawson, who has been fighting hard but unsuccessfully to have the USC and Exposition Park areas returned to his district in this round of redistricting.)

The amended map is now posted at

The concluding vote on the new redistricting ordinance could be scheduled as early as the Council’s next meeting on Tuesday, December 7, though agendas for that meeting have not yet been posted.

Meanwhile, in other business yesterday, the Council did vote unanimously and without discussion to fully and finally approve the proposed new school board districts for LAUSD.  That new map is available here.


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Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN but has lived in LA since 1991 - with deep roots in both the Sycamore Square and West Adams Heights-Sugar Hill neighborhoods. She spent 10 years with the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, volunteers at Wilshire Crest Elementary School, and has been writing for the Buzz since 2015.

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