Friday, May 6, 2011 – The House Redistricting Committee and Senate Committee on Reapportionment held a joint committee meeting on the House Chamber Floor. The meeting served as an announcement of the scheduled dates for public meetings on redistricting – to be held this summer – throughout Florida. Click here for video highlights.
The public meetings will serve as one of the primary tools for Florida’s diverse communities to present their suggestions for Florida’s new state legislative and congressional district boundary lines.
Today’s announcement highlighted meetings from June 20-22 in Tallahassee, Milton, Fort Walton, and Panama City – and – meetings from July 11-13 in Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Daytona Beach, The Villages and Gainesville. Additionally, meetings will soon be announced for Central Florida (July 25-28), Southeast Florida (tentatively August 15-18) and Southwest Florida (tentatively August 29-September 1). Click here to watch the full meeting.
As meeting information is updated, www.floridaredistricting.org will always contain the latest and greatest calendar news.
Floridians are also welcome to attend the meetings to get to know the House’s MyDistrictBuilder application, the online redistricting tool for both Floridians and their legislators to utilize in the redistricting process. MyDistrictBuilder is already accessible to the public, and features the 2010 Census data and data from the American Community Survey.
Today’s meeting followed a week in which the members of the House’s Redistricting Committee and its Subcommittees learned the basics of MyDistrictBuilder. Click here to download a feature-by-feature tutorial of MyDistrictBuilder. To watch the same tutorial that the committee members went through, click here.