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

In an Opinionator column published today on Berkeleyside, Barbara Gilbert, a long-time City Council watcher and community activist, says she has been “appalled” by the redistricting process. She indicts both City Council factions as cynical and hypocritical in their maneuvering.

In the piece, Gilbert tries to sort out the history and motivations behind the various redistricting proposals. She also questions why city officials have singled out students as the only “community of interest” to be recognized in the various plans.

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

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