As you may know, based on the 2010 census, San Francisco has been going through a redistricting process for our 11 Supervisorial districts. The process finished this past Saturday. From the beginning, I made clear that I wanted to keep all parts of District 8 intact, even those areas that didn’t vote for me. District 8 is such a unique blend of neighborhoods and political perspectives that, in my view, it needs to stay together. The Redistricting Task Force — which is to be commended for its diligent, responsive, and thoughtful work — completed its process on Saturday and issued a final map. You can find the map here. District 8 is almost totally intact. The district lost a few blocks of the Lower Haight and a tiny piece of Glen Park while gaining more of Valencia Street, the area between San Jose Avenue and Mission Street south of Randall — known as “Glen Bernal” or “College Hill” — and a portion of Mission Terrace. Although I’m disappointed to lose the few blocks that were moved to other districts, I’m thrilled that the district was largely maintained intact and that I’ll be representing some terrific new areas. I look forward to working with all of my constituents, new and returning!
Final draft of the Board of Supervisors 2012 district lines (click the link above for a more detailed map).