This petition is supported by Ward 6 residents, community and business leaders who strongly oppose redistricting efforts to relocate and divide our neighborhoods to another Ward. This would include a "taking" of a major Ward 6 middle school Eliot-Hine and our only high school Eastern High. The taking of the schools into another Ward is deemed an arbitrary recommendation by the DC Council's Subcommittee on Redistricting.as this action is not required to meet redistricting requirements.
Additionally , we support the D.C. Code which states redistircting should be a tool to build and strengthen "neighborhood cohesiveness" and in this light respect the "natural geography" of the area. In this regard we feel any "taking" of census tracts south of C street NE and east of 17th Street NE & SE in Ward 6 does nor respect the intent of the D.C. Code and is to the detriment of our neighborhoods and its residents.