Council OK’s disputed remap of Boston districts

Critics say plan slights minorities; Mayor’s backing is uncertain

The Boston City Council voted by a razor-thin margin Wednesday to approve a redistricting plan that immediately came under fire, with complaints that it dilutes the political influence of the city’s people of color.

But the plan, which passed by a 7-to-6 vote, is not yet a sure thing: If Mayor Thomas M. Menino does not sign onto the new map, it will take nine votes from city councilors to overrule and make the proposed map ­official. Menino said he was not yet sure whether he would give his approval.

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