Detail of the BSDC map, one of several under consideration for Berkeley.

Redistricting returns to the Berkeley City Council agenda tonight with two related items slated for discussion. The city is also headed to court this afternoon to try to get clarity on district lines for November 2014.

In an Opinionator column published today on Berkeleyside, George Beier, who may stand as a candidate for District 8 depending on the outcome of the debate, argues that it’s time to reach a compromise on the issue. He says voting for the Compromise Map will stop wasting taxpayer dollars, ensure timely elections, and get the subject out of the courts.

What’s your view? Join the conversation in the Comments section on the Opinionator piece.

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