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Outreach For Public Participation

Late 2010, staff of the House Redistricting Committee began contacting numerous organizations about MyDistrictBuilder and other opportunities to participate in Florida’s 2011-2012 redistricting process. 

Organizations contacted included:

  • Florida’s 67 county supervisors of election
  • Florida’s 67 county commissions
  • Dozens of municipal commissions and councils
  • Colleges & universities
  • Civic organizations
  • Civil rights organizations
  • and many others

If you would like the House Redistricting Committee to help get your group – or an organization that you know of – involved in the redistricting process, email the Committee’s staff at mydistrictbuilder@myfloridahouse.gov or call (850) 488-3928.  Even if you just need assistance in how to get information about public meetings, MyDistrictBuilder and other resources to your organization, the team is happy to help!

The document below lists the groups contacted thus far.  Currently, staff are reaching out to these organizations a second time about the public meeting calendar.  Now is a great time to add new names to this list, so that your organization has the latest details on this summer’s public meetings.

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Redistricting Public Meetings Announced

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. 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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Florida Channel Launches Redistricting Site

The Florida Channel recently added another resource for the public to follow the redistricting process at http://thefloridachannel.org/featured-stories/redistricting/.

The site will archive redistricting committee meetings and those meetings the Legislature will host throughout Florida this summer through fall.  Whether you miss a meeting or maybe you want to use public testimony to help create a redistricting plan with MyDistrictBuilder, the Florida Channel is expected to have the information available through 2012.

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Video Update: Chairman Weatherford’s Opening Remarks

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