The last time the Omaha City Council drew new district boundaries was 2011. Normally the council redistricts every 10 years, after the U.S. Census. But annexations have brought so many new residents to the city's three western districts that the council decided to redistrict sooner.
Districts are supposed to vary in population by 10 percent or less. But the largest district, southwest Omaha's District 5, is about 35 percent larger than the smallest district, northeast Omaha's District 2. (Story)
Current representative: Pete Festersen
Currently contains Florence, Dundee and Benson and the surrounding areas. Under the new map, it cedes part of Florence and the area around Benson Park to District 2. It picks up the portion of Dundee south of Underwood Avenue along with the area around the Keystone neighborhood.
Current representative: Ben Gray
The district includes part of northeastern Omaha, from about Forest Lawn Cemetery stretching into downtown, along with Eppley Airfield. It gains the area around Benson Park and Creighton University.
Current representative: Chris Jerram
The district includes downtown, midtown and the Aksarben area. It loses Creighton and gains parts of the Westside area, including Westgate and Loveland, and Bergan Mercy hospital.
Current representative: Garry Gernandt
The South Omaha district grows past 72nd Street around Ralston to about 102nd Street.
Current representative: Rich Pahls
The district includes southwest Omaha, including Lake Zorinsky and the Rockbrook area. It loses the area around Ralston, as well as Elkhorn and other western parts of the district.
Current representative: Franklin Thompson
The district currently includes the middle portion of western Omaha, including about half of the Elkhorn area. It picks up the other half of Elkhorn and other areas of western Omaha. It loses parts of Westside.
Current representative: Aimee Melton
The northwestern Omaha district loses the area around the Keystone neighborhood as well as the area that's bounded by Dodge, Blondo, 156th and 168th Streets.