Group pitches alternative voting maps to City Council
Effort underway to give more say to voters of color
A coalition representing African-American, Hispanic, and Asian voters presented Boston’s City Council with two redistricting maps Friday designed to boost the citywide electoral influence of communities of color. The plans from the Communities of Color Coalition on Redistricting would address objections voiced by Mayor Thomas M. Menino when he vetoed two earlier redistricting maps approved by the City Council. Menino complained that by redrawing the District 4 boundaries so that 95 percent of voters would be people of color, the council was diluting their power citywide.