From Matty Rhoades
The information was released by email Wednesday evening from the office of Councilmember Michael A. Brown (I-At Large).
Yes, Ward 2 residents, Shaw does go to Ward 6 on the proposed map. In the Borderstan area, the eastern boundary of Ward 2 is now essentially 9th Street and 7th Street NW.
This map shows what territory was moved between Wards 2 and 6. The thick gray line is the current boundary between the two wards. The area being moved from Ward 6 to 7 is also visible on this map.
You can also compare the new boundary to the current one on the DC Citizen Atlas map of Ward 2 — the boundary now in this area is New Jersey Avenue NW. There are also some changes and additions to Ward 2 downtown and near the National Mall.
The eastern boundary of Ward 2 looks like a series of stairsteps and the addition of Shaw to Ward 6 would give that ward a neck or panhandle on the northwest side.
Today at 1 pm (Thursday, May 26) the subcommittee will vote on the proposed map — one map with all eight wards for the city. Members are Brown, Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) and Phil Mendelson (D-At Large).