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Jessamyn Sabbag with Oakland Rising addresses Oakland City Council after Redistricting Map 26 was approved.

Council chooses Map 26 for redistricting

on November 21, 2013

In a quick four-minute window in between several other hot-button issues, Map 26 was chosen in the first public hearing for Oakland’s redistricting at last night’s City Council meeting.

Map 26, which was submitted by Councilmember Lynette Gibson-McElhaney in late October, keeps Adam’s Point in one district – District 3 – while the Maxwell Park neighborhood will stay undivided in District 6. The Glen Echo/Richmond Boulevard area will also be in one district. Cleveland Heights will be moved to District 2, east of Lake Merritt.

The motion passed unanimously.

The next and final public hearing will be at the Dec. 10 council meeting.


  1. Casey Farmer, Policy Analyst for Councilmember McE on November 21, 2013 at 3:24 pm

  2. Casey Farmer, Policy Analyst for Councilmember McE on November 21, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    Here’s a letter from Councilmember McElhaney about the rationale for the changes:

  3. Connor Rowe on November 21, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    In that map it looks like the Lakeside neighborhood has moved from District 3 to 2. Is that right?

  4. Douglas Johnson on November 22, 2013 at 10:50 am

    Connor: you’re correct — the portion of the Lakeside neighborhood that was in District 3 is now united with the rest of the east-of-Lake-Merritt region in District 2.

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