About Fix Philly Districts
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About the ProjectThe process of drawing legislative district lines after each census has always been difficult. While it varies across the United States, in Philadelphia it is controlled by City Council, which is required to release a revised district map within six months of the Census Bureau’s public release of data. This year, both members of Council and the Mayor pledged themselves to a more open, public process, but that has not been forthcoming.
This web site is an effort by citizens and local news organizations to kickstart a public process ourselves. With Fix Philly Districts you can create your own plan online and submit it for judging and prizes. We will also do our best to get the winning plans presented to City Council.
AcknowledgementsThe following organizations have contributed to the Fix Philly Districts project:
The DistrictBuilder software was developed by the Public Mapping Project with software engineering support by Azavea and funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Joyce Foundation and the Christopher Newport University Education Foundation.