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Your San Diego City Council district may soon be changing

A portion of the San Diego Redistricting Commission's preliminary map released Oct. 21, 2021, is pictured.
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A portion of the San Diego Redistricting Commission's preliminary map released Oct. 21, 2021, is pictured.

The city of San Diego is moving closer to redrawing boundaries for city council districts.

A preliminary map was hammered out after public comment last week. The volunteer Redistricting Committee is tasked with using 2020 census numbers to create council districts that each have a similar number of residents.

A population increase in the northern coastal region of the city means there will be changes for some council boundaries.

San Diego Union-Tribune reporter David Garrick joined Midday Edition on Wednesday to help explain the latest map proposal and the process to make the final redistricting decision later this year.

The latest interim map version released last week divides the Clairemont Mesa neighborhood into four different council districts, which Garrick said, "as far as we can tell, is unprecedented since the city went to district voting in 1988."

The once-in-a-decade process continues until Nov. 15, when the commission will choose a final preliminary map, followed by five additional public hearings. The new district map is scheduled to take effect by the 2022 City Council elections.

The Redistricting Commission has provided an interactive map on its website, allowing users to create their own map of San Diego districts.