By Dakota Smith, Staff Writerdailynews.com
Posted: 03/16/2012 03:19:19 PM PDT
March 17, 2012 4:33 AM GMT Updated: 03/16/2012 09:33:00 PM PDT
Ending a bruising battle over Los Angeles political boundaries, the City Council approved 15 new district maps on Friday in a vote expected to face legal challenges from numerous neighborhood groups.
Council members Bernard Parks and Jan Perry dissented in the 13-2 vote and both said they plan to sue.
“They basically disgorged my district,” said Perry, who lost her politically powerful downtown district to City Councilman Jose Huizar.
The once-a-decade process of drawing the council district boundaries has been particularly contentious this year. The maps are drawn by a 21-member commission, a group appointed by City Council members, the mayor, city controller and the city attorney.
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