With the deadline for a final redistricting map fast approaching, the latest draft of District 6 looks familiar, with two notable exceptions. South of Market and the Tenderloin are almost completely intact and Treasure Island is still part of the district. But the portion of Hayes Valley and the North Mission that were part of this district for the last ten years are now included in Districts 5 and 9 respectively.
The exact boundaries are described on the Redistricting Task Force web site as follows: “Beginning at shoreline – follow Terry Francoise Street south to Mariposa, west on Mariposa, northwest on 7th Street, southeast on Townsend, west on Division, south on Dore Street, west on Alameda, north on Potrero, west along 101/Central Fwy, Central Fwy becomes 13th St, 13th Street becomes Duboce, northeast at Market Street, north on Van Ness, east on Cedar St, north on Polk, east at Post, south at Leavenworth, east on Geary, south on Taylor, east on O’Farrel, south on Mason, east at Eddy, northeast at Market, southeast at Steuart, northeast on Mission Street to shoreline.”
Every ten years, the Federal Government conducts a census to determine the number of individuals living in the United States. After the census is completed, the Charter requires the Director of Elections to determine whether the existing Supervisorial districts meet the legal requirements established by federal, state and local law. If the existing districts no longer comply with these legal requirements, the Charter requires the Board of Supervisors to convene a Redistricting Task Force to redraw the boundaries.
The last scheduled meeting of the Redistricting Task Force is on Saturday, April 14, at 10 a.m. in room 400 of City Hall. The Redistricting Task Force must present a final plan outlining the new Supervisorial district lines to the Board of Supervisors by April 15, 2012.
Jim Meko, chair
SoMa Leadership Council