October 20, 2011 • 9:16 pm
Florida Legislature Reaches Milestone of 100 Proposed Redistricting Maps from Floridians
Thursday, October 20, the Florida Legislature received the 100th redistricting map from a Florida resident. Ten years ago, during the previous redistricting, the Legislature received only 4 redistricting maps from the public. Visit MyDistrictBuilder’s YouTube page at http://www.youtube.com/MyDistrictBuilderFL to view the video announcement about this milestone, and click here to view the press release from today’s announcement.
Here are some facts about the 100 redistricting maps submitted thus far:
- Submitted by residents of 25 different counties.
- More than 2,600 total districts submitted.
- At least 17 maps from students, including middle school, high school and college students.
- 30 complete maps for Congress; 20 partial maps for Congress; 8 complete maps for the State House; 15 partial maps for the State House; 17 complete maps for the State Senate; 10 partial maps for the State Senate.
- 67 of the maps were created with the Florida House’s MyDistrictBuilder application; 15 with the Florida Senate’s District Builder; 6 with Maptitude; 10 with Dave’s Redistricting Application; and 2 with ESRI.
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October 15, 2011 • 1:48 pm
If you are looking for transcripts from the 26 Summer 2011 public input hearings, you can find them at our Meeting Records page, accessible via the Meeting Records button @ www.floridaredistrcting.org. Ten of the 26 meeting transcripts are online, and we’ll continue to add them as they are completed. For your convenience, those ten are accessible via the links below:
Filed under: Public Meetings, daytona beach, florida, fort walton beach, gainesville, melbourne, orlando, panama city, pensacola, redistricting, st. augustine, tallahassee, the villages
October 7, 2011 • 4:50 pm
Need a recap of the next steps and how to get involved in Florida’s redistricting? The House Office of Public Information‘s latest Informer, Volume 1 Issue 14, has what you need.
Enjoy and Happy Weekend!
Filed under: Committee Meetings, Public Participation, Timeline, committee, florida, informer, mydistrictbuilder, OPI, participation, public, redistricting
October 5, 2011 • 11:13 pm
Monday, October 3, the Florida House’s redistricting subcommittees concluded their review of public input from this summer’s 26 community meetings. Additionally, the subcommittees paid special focus to complete maps received from Florida residents (through map 0068), regarding proposed boundary lines for Florida’s new state legislative and congressional districts.
Check out the “Summary Stats and Comparisons, by Map, for Completed Public Maps 0001-0068” at www.floridaredistricting.org to see how the public submissions stack up against each other.
The members of each redistricting subcommittee – Congressional, House and Senate – then set their course on how to mesh public input and legal considerations into at least three complete options for their respective maps. Each subcommittee narrowed their focus as follows…
Congressional Redistricting Subcommittee:
- Options for urban communities and the subsequent impacts on rural communities;
- Options for high growth communities;
- Options for minority communities; and
- Options for starting the maps in Central Florida.
House Redistricting Subcommittee:
- Options for major population centers;
- Tradeoffs between whole counties versus cross-jurisdictional communities; and
- Options for racial and language minority communities.
Senate Redistricting Subcommittee:
- Comparisons of the potential big picture themes for each region; and
- Options for minority communities.
The House’s redistricting subcommittees will next meet October 17. For the videos, podcasts and more from this week’s and prior meetings, visit the “Meeting Records” button at www.floridaredistricting.org.
Looking for a Little Light Reading?
The public input summaries from the September 19 and October 3 meetings can be found under “Legislative Headlines” at www.floridaredistricting.org, and they are linked below for your convenience:
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October 2, 2011 • 12:08 pm
Monday, October 3, 2011 – The Florida House’s redistricting subcommittees (House, Senate and Congress) will continue their inspection and discussion of public input received regarding Florida’s new state legislative and congressional district maps.
Monday’s meetings will feature presentations regarding public input from Southwest Florida, and then presentations regarding those complete or near complete maps submitted by Florida residents. Public input from Southwest Florida includes input given at the public hearings in Tampa, Largo, Sarasota, Naples, Lehigh Acres and Clewiston. Additionally, written testimony and maps provided by Southwest Florida residents will also be reviewed.
For a preview of the October 3 presentations, see the new report entitled “Public Input Summary for Southwest Florida” at www.floridaredistricting.org under “Legislative Headlines.” Similar regional reports, which cover the other regions of the State, were presented during the September 19 redistricting subcommittee meetings and can be also be found at www.floridaredistricting.org.
Filed under: Committee Meetings, Public Participation, clewiston, committee, congress, florida, house, largo, lehigh acres, naples, redistricting, sarasota, senate, southwest, subcommittee, tampa