The Ward 3 Advisory Neighborhood Commission Redistricting Task Force wrapped up its work last week. Its final report, submitted to the DC Council’s redistricting subcommittee on April 1st, proposes significant changes to ANC boundaries, inside and out.
Here is the proposed ANC 3F map:
And here’s the ANC map that went into effect in 2013:
Among the impacts, again to 3F:
- Former 3F chair David Cristeal is to be redistricted into Cleveland Park’s ANC 3C.
- Current 3F chair Claudette David and fellow commissioner Stan Wall would live in the same single member district, or SMD, as would commissioners Alexandra Appah and James Tandaric.
- The ANC would go from seven SMDs to six.
- No one serving on today’s ANC lives in what would be the new ANC 3F02 and 3F05 single member districts.
ANC 3F gains some territory north of Nebraska Avenue and Military Road, loses some, with the new western boundary moved east to Reno Road and 37th Street, and southern boundaries moved north to Upton Street west of 34th and to Tilden Street.
The 116-page task force report has detailed explanations of its decision-making down to the SMD level. It explains that its drew the Ward 3 ANC boundaries based on population clusters and “centers of gravity,” which include schools and commercial areas. The population of each ANC and single member district had to be changed to accommodate population gains and losses since the 2010 Census. Each area of Ward 3 had a representative on the task force. The representative for Van Ness was former ANC Commissioner Bill Sittig.
The Council’s Subcommittee on Redistricting will hold two public hearings on this and the other task forces’ reports on April 7th and April 28th. The subcommittee plans to mark up the ANC redistricting bill by May 24th, and will need to adopt the bill no later than June 7th.
Candidates for ANC in the November general election will file and campaign based on these new boundaries. Will that be you? Let us know!