The City Council’s District 9 didn’t exist a year ago.
The Redistricting Commission drew it up last year when adding a ninth district, creating a second Latino-majority district.
But that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a Latino-controlled district. City Heights, the district’s core, is an immigrant hub and only a fraction of the Latino majority is eligible to vote. That means plenty of power will be held in the district by the majority-white Kensington-Talmadge and College Area residents.