Controversy surrounds latest redistricting effort

Seven largely unknown San Diegans have been quietly re-mapping the political landscape of the city, and in the process they will carve out a new 9th City Council district. It's called “redistricting,” and its history in this city is filled with controversy.

Twenty years ago the City Council gerrymandered a district so Bob Filner didn't have to change his residence, and a fight over the boundary for District 5 led to the recall of another council member. Then, ten years later, City Heights was split up into three council districts. This time around we have what is supposed to be an independent, non-partisan commission. But is it truly independent and nonpartisan?

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