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SB 90 & Redistricting Updates

 | Published on 11/17/2021
SB 90 /Redistricting Task Force
At this month's Board Meeting we received an update from our Task Force (composed of VS, Government and Speakers Bureau).
Redistricting:  

State levelfirst versions of FL Senate district and Senate’s version of congressional district maps have been released.  Not as bad as feared.  Lots of “sausage-making” yet to happen.  House maps not yet released.

 

County level, one meeting 11/15 at Goldenrod Rec Center for District 5, then District 3-4 meetings at Barnett Park to finish selection/discussion of maps and approve map to be considered by Board of County Commissioners by no later than 12/13.  Limited in person comments and electronic comments not reviewed during meetings, only mentioned.  BCC will consider recommended map and make revisions, then approve final map by no later than 3/31 – but probably will complete process by mid-Feb. Redistricting 2021 - Upcoming Meetings (ocfl.net)

 

School Board level,  two more “district meetings (Freedom High School District 3 on 11/17 and Apopka High District 7 on 12/1).  Then two meetings to approve maps to be considered by School Board.  12/14 and 17, School Board to review recommendations, make revisions and approve maps by no later than 12/17. (Meeting Schedule - Orange County Public Schools (ocps.net))

 

SB:90

No real updates as legal work continues, but at this website, you can read all the back and forth of legal pleadings etc.   https://www.democracydocket.com/cases/florida-voter-suppression-bill/


LWVOC Presentations on SB 90 include:

Saudi Ellis, SB90, Orange County African American Employee Network
Carol Foglesong, Redistricting, American Association of University Women
Gina Hall, SB90, Delta Sigma Theta
Denise Burton & Kathy SheerinSB90 for the Orange County History Center.