San Jose Redistricting Advisory Commission gave its final unanimous approval to a plan for redrawing San Jose Council District boundaries that moves only 22,067 residents and equalizes distsrict populations to within 10 percent of the 95,621 target. The commissioners met for the last time at City Hall on Thursday, May 26, to review a report that recommends Plan B that will go to the San Jose City Council for final action in August.
From the Mercury News…
“The biggest battles emerged between Districts 6, traditionally associated with the Willow Glen neighborhood, and District 9, long identified with the Cambrian area. A proposal to shift parts of District 6 along Curtner Avenue to District 9 drew such heated protest from District 6 residents that it was largely shelved, with only some schools moving to District 9 to “improve the integrity of the Cambrian School District.”
Here’s the two changes that are relevant to District 6 and/or Willow Glen.
Districting Change 6-1(a)
Transfers 7,172 people in an area bound by Winchester Boulevard, Interstate 280, Highway 17 and the Campbell border from District 6. You can see the official map here.
Districting Change 6-9(b)
Transfers 1,227 people from District 6 to District 9 in an area bound by Old Almaden Road, Foxworthy/Hillsdale avenues, Highway 87 and Capitol Expressway Auto Mall. You can see the official map here.