Republicans and Democrats in St. Louis County to try to compromise on redistribution map ahead of Monday’s vote | Politics

Both maps were drawn near the current dividing lines. The final map is unlikely to significantly change the partisan makeup of the county council. Other than a brief spell in 2019 when there were two vacancies, Democrats have held a majority since 2006.

But the division commission will have to sort out the different borders proposed between two pairs of districts – the 1st and the 5th, and the 2nd and the 3rd – which could have an impact on the representation of the council for parts of Olivette, Creve Coeur, Overland, Ladue, Frontenac and University City.

Bowman, Republican President Becky Arps and a handful of other constituency commissioners will sit down on Sunday to talk about it.

“I think most people are delighted that in this incredibly resentful environment, we can actually act in a bipartisan fashion,” Arps said on Friday.

According to the Republicans’ map, the new border between the 1st and 5th arrondissements in University City would be Delmar Boulevard, moving south several blocks from its current southernmost point on Vernon Avenue.

The Democrats’ map would move the border north to Olive Boulevard. In exchange, the western border of the 1st District would move west to Ashby Road, to incorporate all of Overland and a northern half of Olivette.

The Republicans proposed to maintain the border between the 2nd and 3rd arrondissements along Ladue Road. But Democrats have suggested moving the border south to Highway 40 (Interstate 64), to incorporate almost all of Creve Coeur, all of Westwood, parts of Frontenac and Ladue.

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