Earlier this week, Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge appeared on WNYC's The Brian Lehrer Show to talk about the latest in the decennial New York City redistricting battle. The city's changing demographics, along with the many other political and legal forces at play, will determine the new districts and thus shape the future of New York City's politics. Beveridge and fellow guests discussed incumbency, particular neighborhoods, minority representation, proposed district lines and alternatives, reform efforts, and more. Listen to the the full conversation in the segment below:
Since the most recent City Council redistricting proposal, negotiations have been taking place to further adjust the balance of power among New York City communities. In advance of Wednesday's public hearing, several experts weigh in on NYC's changing demographics and how redistricting will affect city council elections.