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Redistricting Options Narrowed for Congressional and State House Maps

In yesterday’s House Redistricting Committee workshop, committee members agreed to focus on the following specific options for the Congressional and State House maps:

Visit here for more details about each.

Rather than wait till their January 27 Committee meeting to narrow the options, Committee members discussed how narrowing down the options yesterday would give the public and members of the House a clear picture of what will be voted on and what to draft amendments to.

Following the meeting, Committee Chairman Will Weatherford issued a statement: “Today, the Members of the House Redistricting Committee agreed to focus on a single state House map and a single Congressional map. As chairman of the committee, I appreciate the many suggestions from the public, which are helping to ensure our options for maps further reflect the wishes of cities and communities across the state.”

During the meeting, Committee members heard presentations on additional public input that has been received since the House first released its options on December 6, 2011.  That public input includes written testimony, which is viewable by clicking here, and several recent maps submitted by the public, which are available at http://mydistrictbuilderplanexplorer.wordpress.com/.

Committee members and the audience also viewed the video presentation below by the House’s Office of Public Information regarding how citizen testimony has been used to craft the House’s options for redistricting.

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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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