D.C. Representation has bugged me for a while, one proposed solution is to cede most of D.C. back to Maryland and create a much smaller federal district to minimize those who are without representation. Well, here is a proposed map of that new federal district overlaid on the current D.C.
(If you are not familiar with this proposal, please realize that this post is not meant to explain it in full)
Disclaimer: I have only been to DC a dozen or so times. I am not a local expert but more of a guy drawing lines on a map, this is intended to promote discussion, not as a final idea.
To see my proposed map of the new DC, go to this Google map
Here is a static image (New DC in red):
(EDIT: Note that this is an old static image now, I may update it later, click through to the Google map to see more changes)
Basically, I tried to highlight in red the areas of DC that are truly Federal. Ideally these areas have very low residential population. Hopefully, anybody who lives there also holds public office so nobody goes without representation.
While red is almost completely federal areas, yellow/orange is stuff I'm unsure about or blocks that are mixed.
Blue (excluding overlap with red) is what would be ceded back to Maryland.
Feel free to edit the Google map to improve the outline if you know more about D.C., with the goal of getting representation for all, while maintaining a federal district. Try not to base edits on your opinion but only on residential population and federal presence.
Last note, I am not sure what to do for homeless persons living in the open areas of the new proposed district, I don't think representation of homeless who stay within it can be solved via this map.