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Jan 21 6 tweets 4 min read
Berkeley's independent redistricting commission has released its draft city council district maps! View/comment at … or
1/ #berkmtg Draft Map blue showing an east and west student district anddraft map marooon, showing a downtown district and a southsidraft map amber, which is similar to current Berkeley distridraft map orange, similar to today except west berkeley is a
Draft Map Blue creates two renter/student supermajority districts: D4 Downtown/Northside (92% renter) & D7 which is east of Telegraph and includes Clark Kerr Campus (87% renter). …… Draft Map Blue, with D4 downtown / northside and D7 east of
Draft Map Maroon takes a north-south approach, with D4 containing downtown, Central Berkeley, and Northside (79% renter) and D7 having all of Southside and Clark Kerr and Panoramic Hill (89% renter) …… Draft Map Maroon.  Downtown/northside D4 goes from Sacrament
Draft Map Amber is the status quo, it is similar to today's map with minor changes to equalize population. D4 has Downtown, North Shattuck, and Central Berkeley (79% renter), D7 is Southside (94% renter). Clark Kerr campus remains in D8. …… draft map amber, D4 is downtown and north shattuck, clark ke
Draft Map Orange is similar to the Draft Map Amber and today's map, with the difference being that all of West Berkeley is in D2. …… Draft map orange, which is similar to today but has all of W
Keep in mind that the numbers in these maps are from the 2020 Census, which was weird due to Covid, and is likely to have undercounted the student population due to people leaving Berkeley when classes went remote.

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