The Los Angeles City Council Redistricting Commission announced on Thursday that they approved of a single draft map, angering several council members whose districts have been radically altered.
The biggest changes would happen to the San Fernando-centric 2nd District, represented by Councilman Paul Krekorian, and the Hollywood Hills dominated 4th District, led by Councilwoman Nithya Raman.
Both districts would largely be reshaped, barely containing any land from their previous districts and ignoring many cultural-based areas in the city.
Both candidates spoke out against the new redistricting, which occurs every decade, following the Commission’s decision on Thursday night.
Asian-American neighborhoods, largely being separated from one another in the new division, especially in the Little Tokyo, Thai Town, and Koreatown neighborhoods, were among the alternate drafts largest supporters.