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Update on Public Submissions of Redistricting Maps

Since we last wrote, the number of public submissions of redistricting plans has doubled to a total of 46 partial or complete maps.  Comparing that to the last time Florida redistricted, ten years ago the Florida Legislature only received 4 submissions of redistricting maps from the public.

For your convenience, all 23 new submissions are listed below.  The public submissions of redistricting maps and written suggestions are available via www.floridaredistricting.org by clicking on the Public Submissions button to view. 

There you can view, comment on, and share those proposed maps submitted by Florida residents.  In fact, you can also save the plan files for those proposed maps, and then open them in the Florida House’s MyDistrictBuilder redistricting application, in order to edit and then resubmit them with your changes.

  • Plan 0046 – Complete congressional plan
  • Plan 0045 – Complete state house plan
  • Plan 0044 – Complete congressional plan
  • Plan 0043 – Partial state house plan, impacting Broward and Miami-Dade counties
  • Plan 0042 – Complete congressional plan
  • Plan 0041 – Complete congressional plan
  • Plan 0040 – Partial state house plan, impacting St. Lucie County
  • Plan 0039 – Complete congressional plan
  • Plan 0038 – Partial congressional plan, impacting the Big Bend region
  • Plan 0037 – Partial state senate plan, impacting statewide
  • Plan 0036 – Complete congressional plan
  • Plan 0035 – Partial state house plan, impacting Broward and Miami-Dade counties
  • Plan 0034 – Complete state senate plan
  • Plan 0033 – Complete congressional plan
  • Plan 0032 – Partial state senate plan, impacting Martin and Palm Beach counties
  • Plan 0031 – Complete congressional plan
  • Plan 0030 – Partial state senate plan, impacting Broward and Palm Beach counties
  • Plan 0029 – Partial state house plan, impacting Brevard, Indian River, Okeechobee, Osceola and Polk counties
  • Plan 0028 – Complete state senate plan
  • Plan 0027 – Complete state house plan
  • Plan 0026 – Complete congressional plan
  • Plan 0025 – Partial state senate plan, impacting statewide
  • Plan 0024 – Partial state house plan, impacting Pasco County

See the full lineup of public submissions of redistricting maps and written suggestions at http://mydistrictbuilderplanexplorer.wordpress.com/.

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Looking Back at Southeast Florida Redistricting Meetings

Did you miss some of the Florida redistricting public input meetings in Southeast Florida?  Meeting videos, podcasts and action packets from August 15-18 public meetings are all available online via www.floridaredistricting.org and www.myfloridahouse.gov.  For your convenience, you will find links to them below.

 Meeting Podcasts:

Meeting Videos: 

Post-Meeting Action Packets: 

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RSVP, Directions and Maps for the Southwest Florida Redistricting Meetings

For the upcoming August 29 – September 1 public input meetings on redistricting in Tampa, Largo, Sarasota, Naples, Lehigh Acres and Clewiston, click here for the updated Public Meeting Schedule, and see below for RSVP, driving and parking information, and Google Maps links for each location.

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August 25 Pinellas/Pasco Redistricting Meeting

In addition to the 26 public input meetings on redistricting, held jointly by the Florida House and Senate, State Representative Peter Nehr is hosting a meeting on August 25, 2011 at the Tarpon Springs City Commission Auditorium.

  • Thursday, August 25 – 4:00 to 7:30 PM - Tarpon Springs City Commission Auditorium – 324 East Pine Street, Tarpon Springs.

For more details, you can visit http://www.pinellascounty.org/newsrel.htm#districts_08_19, see below, or call Representative Nehr’s office at (727) 943-4880.

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8/29 to 9/1: Redistricting Meetings in Southwest Florida

Below is the updated public input meeting schedule.  There is only one week, 6 meetings, remaining for the Florida House and Senate’s joint meetings on redistricting.  The remaining 6 meetings will take place in Tampa (8/29), Largo and Sarasota (8/30), Naples and Lehigh Acres (8/31) and Clewiston (9/1).

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Southeast Florida Redistricting Factoids: 2000 to 2010

Some redistricting factoids for the August 15-18 public input meetings in Stuart (15th), Boca Raton (16th), Davie (16th), Miami (17th), South Miami (17th) and Key West (18th):

  • Did you know that Congressional Districts 16 and 25 have to lose more than 100,000 residents in Florida’s redistricting?
  • Did you know State House District 112′s population grew by nearly 60% from 2000 to 2010?
  • Did you know St. Lucie County led the Southeast Florida region with 44.2% population growth from 2000 to 2010?
  • Did you know Monroe County actually had a population decline of -8.2% from 2000 to 2010?
  • Did you know Martin County leads the Southeast Florida region with a median income of over $50,000?
  • Did you know that Homestead had nearly 90% population growth from 2000 to 2010?

You can download excel sheets with this data and more at http://bit.ly/otLIuI.

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Video Highlights from Public Input Meetings 1-14

Trying to get caught up on what’s happened with the redistricting meetings so far?  Check out our updated lineup of video meeting highlights, including new uploads from the Wesley Chapel, Orlando and Melbourne (Viera) meetings. 

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Get Ready for Florida Redistricting in Southeast Florida

For the upcoming August 15-18 public input meetings on redistricting in Stuart, Boca Raton, Davie, Miami, South Miami and Key West, below are links to parking and driving directions, Google Maps for each location, and the RSVP page for each location.  You do not have to RSVP, but if you wish to speak it is recommended that you RSVP and that you arrive prior to the start time of the meeting. 

Looking for some guidance about the format of the redistricting public input meetings and how you might get involved?  Check out the videos below from a couple of our recent meetings in Lakeland and Gainesville for insight and ideas.

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Updated Public Submissions of Redistricting Maps and Suggestions

Via www.floridaredistricting.org, you can access our Plan Explorer site to view, comment on and share redistricting suggestions submitted by Florida residents.  The site highlights proposed maps for Florida’s State House, State Senate and congressional districts.  Of the 23 maps submitted by Florida residents thus far, 20 were created with the Florida House’s MyDistrictBuilder application.  For your convenience, all 23 submissions received thus far are listed below, along with links to written suggestions that were submitted to the House.

  • Plan 0023 – Partial plan for Congress, affecting Orange, Osceola and Polk counties
  • Plan 0022 – Partial plan for Congress, affecting Lake, Marion and Sumter counties
  • Plan 0021 – Partial plan for Congress, affecting Lake, Marion and Sumter counties
  • Plan 0020 – Complete plan for Congress
  • Plan 0019 – Complete plan for Congress
  • Plan 0018 – Partial plan for the State House, affecting 34 North Florida counties
  • Plan 0017 – Partial plan for Congress, affecting Orange, Osceola and Polk counties
  • Plan 0016 – Partial plan for the State House, affecting Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas and Sumter counties
  • Plan 0015 – Partial plan for Congress, affecting Citrus, Lake, Orange and Sumter counties
  • Plan 0014 – Partial plan for the State Senate, affecting Citrus, Lake and Sumter counties
  • Plan 0013 – Partial plan for the State House, affecting Lake County
  • Plan 0012 – Partial plan for the State House, affecting Orange, Seminole and Volusia counties
  • Plan 0011 – Partial plan for the State House, affecting Lake County
  • Plan 0010 – Partial plan for the State Senate, affecting Citrus, Lake, Orange and Sumter counties
  • Plan 0009 – Partial plan for Congress, affecting Lake and Seminole counties
  • Plan 0008 – Partial plan for Congress, affecting Lake, Orange and Sumter counties
  • Plan 0007 – Complete plan for the State Senate
  • Plan 0006 – Complete plan for Congress
  • Plan 0005 – Complete plan for Congress
  • Plan 0004 – Complete plan for Congress
  • Plan 0003 – Complete plan for Congress
  • Plan 0002 – Partial plan for the State House, affecting Brevard and Volusia counties
  • Plan 0001 – Complete plan for Congress
  • Written suggestions – Congress
  • Written suggestions – State House
  • Written suggestions – State Senate

Along with the feedback from the Legislature’s 26 public input meetings throughout Florida, these maps and written suggestions will constitute the starting point for redistricting when legislators return to Tallahassee in the fall of 2011 for committee meetings.

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What’s New with Redistricting Meetings and Submitted Plans?

The Florida House of Representatives’ Office of Public Information (OPI) just published their latest OPI Informer, which you can check out below.

It’s almost entirely devoted to the latest information on the Florida redistricting public input meetings, how to get involved, and the submission of redistricting proposals by Florida residents.  This two page document is a great way to quickly learn and spread the word about Florida’s redistricting process. 

To get more updates like this, you can join OPI’s email list at http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/.

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