So I decided to try out mapping with leaflet this weekend. Been meaning to a) get back into mapping and b) stop using Google FusionTables. As much as I enjoyed the features and simplicity of Google, changes (such GoogleApps for small businesses going paid) have made me nervous about trusting them with anything and expecting it to be there next time I need it.
My finished product is Salem, Ore., city council wards with a simple rollover adding the names to a legend at the top and a click listener that focuses the map on a particular ward. Enjoy.