Boston Redistricting Update: How will the proposed changes impact Ward 4?

By Jonathan Cohn, Vice Chair, Ward 4 Dems

As folks may have seen last week, a federal court blocked the City Council map that was passed and signed last fall. The City Council will be debating a redraw of the Council district map over the next couple weeks. Three alternative maps have been proposed so far, and I assume others will be proposed too. I’ve provided a run-down below of the impacts on Ward 4. 

The Map that the court blocked:

Mayor Michelle Wu’s proposal:

  • Moves 4-1, 4-2, 4-3, 4-5 from D2 (Flynn) to D8 (open) 
  • Moves 4-4 from D7 (Anderson) to D8 (open) 
  • Moves 4-6 from D2 (Flynn) to D7 (Anderson) 
  • Moves 4-7 and 4-12 from D8 (open) to D7 (Anderson) 
  • Moves 4-10 from D8 (open) to D6 (Lara) 

Councilor Kendra Lara’s proposal:

  •  Moves 4-1 from D2 (Flynn) to D3 (open) 

Councilor Ruthzee Louijeune’s proposal:  

  • Moves 4-5 from D2 (Flynn) to D7 (Anderson)

Stay tuned for updates.

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