|From the Reporter|
|After redistricting, downtown is now part of the 3rd City Council District, which includes neighborhoods like Hillcrest that are the heart of San Diego’s gay community.|
|What It Means|
|Surrounding beach and Latino communities didn’t want downtown in their district because of its heavy political influence. LGBT leaders saw it as an opportunity to gain political clout themselves.|
|Already, LGBT leaders from uptown have met with downtown leaders to formulate strategies for solving problems both communities face, like homelessness, aging infrastructure and parking.