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UPDATE: Ad Hoc Redistricting Committee 10-07-21 unanimously recommends Map #7a.
The Policy Werkes took the tarp off Ol’ Sparky, our Eisenhower-era mainframe computer, to consider the aldermanic redistricting maps under consideration. After whirring and chugging for 45 minutes, it spit out this message: “You will be lucky in love.” Could have got that out of our Magic 8 Ball.
We are not investing a lot of stomach lining into redistricting. Insofar as it affects our beloved Orchard Ridge here in Aldermanic District #10, we either pick up Meadowood under map 7a or a big chunk of Dudgeon Monroe under map 7c. Either way we lose Midvale Heights north of the Beltline but keep Nakoma. Don’t know what happened to Map 7b. It may show top-secret Area 51, for all we know. Ol’ Sparky says only, “Try Again.”
In any event, the city redistricting committee meets virtually Thursday 10-07-21 at 5 p.m. Here’s how to get in and comment.
Compare with your neighborhood map
Ad Hoc Redistricting Committee voted last week to recommend Map 7a for approval. At the Committee meeting on Monday, staff were instructed to come up with a different map to keep Arbor Hills in District 14. In this new map called 7c more than half of Dudgeon-Monroe would join District 10 with a border dividing the two districts at Leonard St.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Meadowood strikes us as ready to elect a moderate; Dudgeon Monroe never will.
How much do you care?