EXCLUSIVE: Linehan Rewrites City Districts

CITY COUNCIL REDISTRICTING: Click image to open larger PDF


The Boston Phoenix has obtained the proposed new map of Boston's city council districts, which Councilor Bill Linehan - chair of the redistricting committee -- plans to unveil at a hearing Monday. Of particular interest will be changes to Linehan's own district -- he is removing parts of Chinatown and the South End, which went for Suzanne Lee in Linehan's razor-thin victory (being recounted this afternoon).

 Here is the new map; more to come soon.

Update: I have confirmed that under this proposal, councilor Michael Ross would no longer reside in the district he currently represents. Ross moved to Mission Hill a few years ago, and that portion of his district is slated to move.

I am told that several councilors, perhaps including Ross, are preparing their own proposals for redistricting, which they will also present at the Monday hearing.

Update: Ross: "It's early in the process. It's just one proposal, and I don't think it's the proposal that will ultimately be adopted."

Multiple City Hall insiders, not wishing to be named criticizing a councilor, denouncing Linehan for putting forward a plan to remove precincts he lost from his districts. One: "It looks terrible." Several councilors said to be disgusted.


LINK: Boston City Council Districts Map [pdf]

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