Ward 1 ANC Redistricting

Components

 

For the most up-to-date information on Ward 1’s redistricting process, bookmark this page. 


Quick Links: 

Final Ward Map (PDF) (Interactive)

Subcommittee on Redistricting

DC Redistricting Online - Make Your Own Map (Not yet updated for ANC redistricting) 

Ward 1 Data - Office of Planning

 

Redistricting Task Force


In December, 2021, Council approved the final new Ward boundaries in response to the 2020 Census. Between now and this summer, we begin the work of recommending new boundaries for Advisory Neighborhood Commissions and the Single Member Districts within them. I’m pleased to announce the members of the Ward 1 Redistricting Task Force, with a few open positions awaiting confirmation:


James Turner
Lydia Curtis
Sheika Reid
Camille Glover
Santiago Lakatos
Marcus Hedrick
Ari Gerstman 
Arturo Griffiths 
Jon Stewart
Paul Jones 
Amir Irani
Peter Wood
Amanda Chulick
Howard Student Appointee+
Appointments from At-Large Councilmembers+
 

+ Awaiting nomination  

Co-Chairs: Camille Glover, James Turner
 
All Task Force meetings will be subject to DC’s Open Meetings Act, and I want to make sure that not only are they publicized, streamed, and recorded, but that we create ample opportunities for non-task-force members to participate actively, whether that’s by providing comment or making your own maps.
 
The task force membership is limited by the task force’s own short timeline, to ensure that the body can reasonably deliberate on and approve a report to Council by its April 1, 2022 deadline. 
 

Meetings

Draft meeting schedule below, subject to changes or additions. This page will be updated with links for meeting access. 

Meeting 1: Establishing Code of Conduct, Conflict of Interest Policy

Thursday, January 13, 2022, 7:30 PM - Recording

Meeting 2: Fundamentals of Redistricting and ANCs

Thursday, January 20, 2022, 7:00 PM


Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://dccouncil-us.zoom.us/j/91791980315?pwd=TUFVK2tSYXorQXd3amtvdmMxRFVkUT09 
 

Passcode: 240795
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Or Telephone:
    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
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Webinar ID: 917 9198 0315
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Meeting 3: How are Ward 1 ANCs Working, What is in the Pipeline? 

January 27, 2022, 7:00 PM

 

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://dccouncil-us.zoom.us/j/99556201178?pwd=dTNSUCtWM0d5N0VTcVVTdDhiQzZwZz09


Passcode: 156799
Or One tap mobile : 
    US: 8778535257,,99556201178#,,,,*156799# (Toll Free) or 8884754499,,99556201178#,,,,*156799# (Toll Free)
Or Telephone:
    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
        US: 877 853 5257 (Toll Free) or 888 475 4499 (Toll Free)
Webinar ID: 995 5620 1178
Passcode: 156799
    International numbers available: https://dccouncil-us.zoom.us/u/apZIqhsfe

Meeting 4: Approve Task Force Principles and Goals

Week of Jan 31

Meeting 5: Discussion Maps - ANC Boundaries

Week of Feb 21

Meeting 6: Discussion Maps - ANC Boundaries

Week of Feb 28

Meeting 7: Discussion Maps - SMD Boundaries

Week of Mar 7 

Meeting 8: Breakout Groups - SMD Boundaries

Week of Mar 14

Meeting 9: Approve Boundary Recommendations

Week of Mar 21

Meeting 10: Approve Task Force Final Report

Week of Mar 28

Final Report due to Council April 1, 2022. 

 


 

More on Redistricting

 
Ward 1’s 2020 Census numbers show that we grew at almost exactly the citywide average, which meant that Ward 1’s boundaries itself did not have to change. This is something to be proud of, as it shows that Ward 1’s neighborhoods continue to contribute their fair share of the significant housing need across the District. 
 
Ward 1 saw major demographic shifts over last 10 years, with a decline in Black population by about 6,000 residents and a similar increase in the White population. The already significant Hispanic population continued to grow, and the Asian population grew by 2,000 residents, a 70% increase.
 
These are data points to grapple with, both in our redistricting process and in our policymaking. Ward 1 in 2021 remains one of the most diverse Wards in DC by both race and income, but this is not something I take for granted. We must choose every day to protect and foster that diversity through aggressive investments in housing and community services. 
 
This redistricting cycle also presents an opportunity to elevate the voices of those racial and ethnic groups more than we ever have before. I plan on having the Ward 1 Task Force work with the Council Office on Racial Equity from early and often through its process and incorporate this as a core tenant of its work.
 
Ward 1 has two of the largest ANCs by number of commissioners, and our ANC boundaries that are sometimes inconsistent with how residents experience their neighborhoods. The boundaries of ANCs 1A, B, C, and D have hardly changed in the last several decades. I am looking forward to hearing from our ANCs and communities about how best to divide up the challenging work of being a commissioner so that Ward 1 has strong advocates working for residents from east to west and north to south.