Yesterday, the Census Bureau released its detailed population estimates for
the District of Columbia. This process kicks off the decennial debate over
redrawing DC's wards. The boundaries of 2, 7, and 8 will have to shift,
which will likely affect some of the other wards as well.
To encourage more resident input, I've created a web application that lets
you do the redistricting yourself. You can see the populations and
boundaries of each ward and click to move areas between wards until they
I will be aggregating all of the maps and recommendations from residents to
create a report for the DC Council. I hope that many of you will take a few
minutes to make your own map, both because it's fun and also to ensure we
have a wide range of resident views for the analysis. You can even share the
map you create with your friends via email, twitter, facebook, and more.
David Alpert, Greater Greater Washington [firstname.lastname@example.org]