O.K., we’re being cynical, but trying to decipher the new Council District 4 and Council District 13 boundaries is like a game show with no apparent winners. In a nutshell, CD 4 Councilmember Raman lost approximately 40% of the constituents in her district— including parts of Silver Lake, along with Hancock Park, Miracle Mile, Park La Brea, Toluca Lake and portions of Mid-City and the Hollywood flats. CD 13 Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell gained constituents who live in Silver Lake and Hollywood. However, after a last-minute compromise, Raman will continue to represent parts of the reservoirs complex itself and the area north and east of the reservoir including her residence in Silver Lake. The new district boundaries go into effect on January 1 and will be in effect for the next 10 years. Silver Lake Together prepared the map at the link below to help residents understand who represents them on the Los Angeles City Council.
Find your Councilmember on the Silver Lake Together map here.
Read the LA Times article on redistricting here.