D.C.'s redistricting process for the city's eight wards is underway.

Council Chairman Kwame Brown announced Monday morning that Ward 2 Councilman Jack Evans and at-large Councilman Michael Brown will co-chair the committee that will redraw the ward lines to fit population shifts identified by the 2010 census. At-large Councilman Phil Mendelson, who chaired the last redistricting committee in 2001, will serve on the committee.

The city grew over the past decade, climbing above 600,000 residents for the first time in more than a generation. The exact locations of that growth have yet to be released, but it's nearly certain to be a contentious process as neighborhoods fight to retain their ward identities.