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Summary Stats for Public Maps 0001-0068

With 68 publicly proposed maps in-hand (and more on the way, based on our email inbox), you may be looking for a way to compare the public’s ideas to each other and to the current State House, State Senate and congressional maps.

The “Summary Statistics for Public Maps 0001-0068” document available at http://mydistrictbuilderplanexplorer.wordpress.com/reports/ (and below) gives you summary breakdowns by race, ethnicity, population deviation, county splits and city splits for each of the first 68 publicly proposed maps and the current House, Senate and congressional maps.

As always, email us at mydistrictbuilder@myfloridahouse.gov if you have any questions.  Enjoy!

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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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Looking Ahead: Florida Redistricting Meetings in Central Florida

For the upcoming July 25-28 public input meetings on redistricting in Lakeland, Wauchula, Wesley Chapel, Orlando and Melbourne, 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 it is helpful to ensure that we have adequate resources for those Florida residents who plan to attend.

Note, there are a growing number of resources available via the House Redistricting website, www.floridaredistricting.org, that you can use to get your community involved in Florida’s redistricting process, including the upcoming public meetings.

Public Participation Toolkit – To learn about redistricting, ways to provide your input, and ways to help others get involved.

Plan Explorer – To view the dozen complete or partial proposed maps already submitted by Florida residents via MyDistrictBuilder

Maps and Data – To study the data and maps, before coming to a public meeting or using MyDistrictBuilder.

Social Media: FacebookTwitter and mydistrictbuilder@myfloridahouse.gov Email – To follow the Florida House’s redistricting related activities, and even provide written comment during the public meetings if you cannot attend in person.

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Redistricting Committee Updates

The Redistricting Committee met today to drill down further into Florida’s redistricting process.  The Committee first heard remarks regarding:

  • The jurisdiction of the Committee and the subcommittees, and the responsibilities of Committee members;
  • Opportunities for public input and participation in the redistricting process; and
  • House rules and procedures for redistricting.

Additionally, the Committee heard testimony from the House’s special counsel for reapportionment, regarding Florida’s state constitutional provisions on redistricting.  Specifically, counsel helped the Committee members examine the recently approved Amendments 5 and 6 (Article III, Sections 21 and 20 of the Florida Constitution).

The Committee also got a tour of the beta version of the MyDistrictBuilder application.  Throughout the week, each of the redistricting subcommittees will also hear the same presentations in their respective meetings. Read the rest of this entry »

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FloridaRedistricting.Org: From Home Page to Front Page

With committee meetings underway, and public submissions of redistricting plans and public meetings throughout the State about to begin in the next couple months – www.floridaredistricting.org, the home page of our outreach, is going from home page to front page over the next few weeks.

The main portal to MyDistrictBuilder, current events, meeting information and public participation resources will still be www.floridaredistricting.org

But this operation is about to become very information heavy, from public meeting records to redistricting plan submissions to lots of data and resources.  Therefore, our WordPress pages will capture the full extent of that content. Read the rest of this entry »

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