San Francisco will likely be losing one of its two voices in the state senate, but its two voices in the state assembly will stay put.
They’ll just be representing different neighborhoods than they do now.
According to the first draft maps released Friday by the California Citizens Redistricting Commission, The City will still be divided roughly in half – but where it currently zigs through the southwestern quadrant of the city, it will instead zag.
As it stands, San Francisco’s western side is represented by Assembly Whip Fiona Ma, while its eastern side is represented by Assemblyman and governator enemy Tom Ammiano.
The line between the districts currently cuts from the northwest corner of the city to its southeast corner. Ammiano’s district 13 includes the Presidio, Pac Heights, the Marina, all of the north of Market neighborhoods, the Castro, Noe Valley and the Bayview.
Meanwhile, Ma’s district 12 represents the Richmond, the Sunset, Twin Peaks, Excelsior, the Outer Mission, Visitacion Valley and a large chunk of Daly City, across the city lines.
The breakdown remains roughly the same in the new districts, but those southwestern quadrant neighborhoods that are currently in Ma’s district – the Excelsior, Outer Mission and Viisitacion Valley – would be added to Ammiano’s district.
Ma’s district 12 would also gain a larger chunk of San Mateo County, adding parts of Daly City and Colma that are currently in Assemblyman Jerry Hill’s district. Hill’s district would give up much of the coast that it currently represents, including Half Moon Bay and Pescadero, but would include Redwood City, Foster City and San Carlos.
The maps are still in draft form and the commission does not expect to finalize them until the Aug. 15. Those who have feedback on the maps can voice their thoughts at a hearing at the Fort Mason Center on June 27.