Mayor vetoes latest redistricting plan

Mayor Thomas Menino today vetoed the City Council’s latest attempt at redistricting. The council had passed by a 7-6 vote last Wednesday a plan by local City Councilors Matt O’Malley and Tito Jackson.

Menino had vetoed an earlier plan, citing concerns of minority concentration in District 4 and reiterated those concerns with the latest plan. District 4 covers parts of Dorchester and Mattapan and is represented by Charles Yancey.

“In a city where diversity is found broadly, I had asked that you endeavor to avoid over-concentration of minority voters, and I make that same request again,” said Menino in a letter to the council.

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