Boston City Council districts should be scrapped
The Boston City Council has been grappling for months with how to craft marginally more representative council districts. It’s a time-consuming and ineffective exercise that never seems to change anything. So let’s skip the press conferences and the dueling maps this time. It’s time to acknowledge that the district structure is fundamentally flawed and start over. In a city as diverse as Boston has become, electing all the councilors citywide is the path to a council that looks like Boston.