Mayor Menino Expected to Approve Redistricting Map That Keeps Most of JP Under One Councilor
The Boston City Council approved a third redistricting map on Wednesday, and now it awaits Menino's approval.
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino is expected to approve the redistricting map approved by the City Council on Wednesday.
A city spokesperson confirmed media reports that Menino would approve the redistricting map. Menino is currently staying at Brigham & Women's Hospital under treatment for a virus and a blood clot in his leg.
This was the third redistricting map approved by Boston City Council, and Menino vetoed the first two citing "over-concentration of protected groups" in districts.
On Wednesday, the Council approved the new redistricting map, 11-2, with only District Councilors Charles Yancey and Bill Linehan voting against the map.
District 6 is the one that represents JP. In the new map, a precinct in Egleston Square that had been part of District 7 is restored to JP. On the other end of the neighborhood, the southern edge of the Bourne area moves to District 4 while Forest Hills, once a target for being moved, stays in District 6.