The City Council’s Ninth District has four distinctive groups of neighborhoods. There’s City Heights, Kensington/Talmadge, the College Area around San Diego State and three southeastern San Diego neighborhoods — Mount Hope, Southcrest and Mountain View.

They all have distinct needs and desires. And for the first time, they’re grouped together in the brand new City Council district.

I spent a week in the district in April talking to residents to gauge their biggest concerns and putting their questions to the two candidates, Mateo Camarillo and current District 7 City Councilwoman Marti Emerald.

This week, we wrapped up all that coverage into a quick video explainer with NBC 7 San Diego. Enjoy:

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For more District 9 coverage, read about how it was created and the major issues facing the district, including the lack of eligible voters and basic infrastructure problems in City Heights to the undergrounding nuisances in Kensington.

And see our Reader’s Guides of Camarillo and Emerald.

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