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San Diego closes in on new city council district map after latest vote

Clairemont United Compromise Map 2021-11-15_13-21-23.jpg
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This map shows the revised city council districts proposed in the Clairemont United Compromise Map, which the San Diego Redistricting Commission voted in favor of during a meeting on Nov. 13, 2021.

San Diego is closer to having new city council districts after Saturday's meeting of the San Diego Redistricting Commission.

The panel voted 7-2 in favor of the Clairemont United Compromise Map, over an alternative, known as the San Diego Communities Collaboration Map.

Under the Compromise Map, Clairemont will join with the coastal areas of Mission Beach, Ocean Beach and Point Loma, with Pacific Beach moving districts, while Scripps Ranch will be divided. The plan would also keep the UCSD campus in District 1 with La Jolla, against the wishes of many of its students.

San Diego Union-Tribune reporter David Garrick joined Midday Edition on Monday to discuss the latest map and its potential implications for San Diego neighborhoods.

"It was a tight vote but the commission voted against that (Collaboration Map), and went with something that accomplishes some of the goals of that map, which was trying to create some racial minority empowerment districts, without as much severe disruption," Garrick said.

Though the map remains preliminary, as it needs to go through at least five public meetings before December 15, "it's not expected to change dramatically," Garrick said. The commission's next meeting is set for Tuesday, Nov. 16.