Birmingham City Council's leader has called for a complete rethink of plans to redraw the political map of Birmingham after a series protests.
Labour leader John Clancy will write to the Local Government Boundary Commission, asking it to tear up the draft map of new city wards and start again from scratch.
Residents across the city have been horrified at the proposed new boundaries which in some cases divide established communities.
Those poring over the maps found Moseley Village was no longer in the Moseley ward and a similar situation existed with parts of Hall Green, Erdington and Acocks Green.
Meanwhile, Longbridge has been wiped from the map altogether and the Jewellery Quarter has become part of Winson Green.
The Government ordered the overhaul in the wake of the Kerslake review of the council which called for a cut in the number of councillors and a switch from large, three-member wards to smaller single and two-member wards.
Coun Clancy (Lab Quinton) said the issue was close to the hearts of city councillors and there had been "considerable interest" from residents on social media.
"Both the Labour and Conservative groups suggested that Hall Green, because of its clear community links, be represented by at least two councillors but this was rejected," he said.
"The issue is much wider than Hall Green, I'm aware of the various concerns and complaints from across the city.
"As leader, I will be urging the commission to genuinely rethink its proposals rather than tinker with them once the consultation has closed."
He said that, in many cases across the city, the draft proposals "are simply not good enough" and "do not reflect the community identities across this city".
He said: "The issue is much more important than just lines on a map."
He explained that, if councillors were to be true community leaders, they had to represent areas which tallied with genuine communities, adding the current proposals "significantly undermine that".
Coun Clancy has called for a meeting with the Boundary Commission chairman and chief executive to make those points.
The Labour leader was asked for his view by Hall Green resident Steve Gove-Humphries who said the heart of the area was being "ripped to pieces" and described the proposed wards as a "bureaucratic carve up".
Residents in Moseley are set to meet on Saturday to plan their fightback while the Jewellery Quarter Neighbourhood Forum has unveiled an alternative proposal which it believes recognises the area and meets the commission's population guideline.
The commission decided to replace the existing 40 three-member wards in Birmingham with 53 single member wards and 24 two member wards.
The aim was to ensure each councillor would represent as near to the average number of 7,215 voters each as possible and residents feel this was given too much weight over community identity.
A spokesman for the Boundary Commission said it welcomed and considered all feedback and representations, whether from a council leader or a resident, and they did, more often than not, lead to changes being made.
"It is very rare for a draft proposal not to be changed and often those changes are significant," he said.
Commission chairman Professor Colin Mellors said: "We are asking local people to log on to our website to have a look at our proposals for new boundaries across Birmingham.
"We are keen to hear what local people think of the recommendations and to tell us if they agree with the proposals. If you don't agree with the boundaries we have drawn, we would like to hear your alternatives."
The proposals can be found at www.lgbce.org.uk and comments should be lodged by February 8.