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HPUBC0070 – Weinbaum, Michael

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Summary:

  • Congressional Redistricting Plan
  • 27 Districts
  • Complete: YES
  • Contiguous: The districts contain noncontiguous geography
  • Direct Impacts: Statewide
  • Submitted to the Florida House of Representatives
  • Submitted by Michael Weinbaum of Hillsborough County

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3 Responses - Comments are closed.

  1. Staff note that the plan’s author submitted the following comments regarding the plan:

    Highlights:
    • District 17 remains majority-minority for Blacks, while district 23 downgrades from majority-minority to minority access.
    • Geographically compact black populations in Jacksonville, Orlando, West Palm Beach, and Ft. Lauderdale were too small to become a majority in their district without snaking around to find another Black area. These populations are no longer joined into snaky non-compact districts, but they are also undivided by the new lines.
    • Dade County still has two districts which are majority Hispanic, and two more that are nearly so.
    • In Central Florida, the hispanic areas are combined into one compact district roughly along the lines of HPUBC0023 – Perez, Emilio (Latino Justice PRLDEF). This creates a new minority access district.
    • Only 16 split VTDs with all deviations under +/- 1800 people.

    Lowlights-
    • District 3, due to losing its tentacles into Orange, Seminole, and Alachua counties, is only 31% black, which is probably still enough to be influential.
    • Lakeland and Doctor Phillips end up in the same district, meaning the person running in that district will have to master both the Orlando and Tampa TV markets.

    • John Libby says:

      The plan is retrogressive, and DOJ would most likely sue over this plan. Congressional Districts should have no deviation.

      • Districts 23 and 3 as currently drawn contain black populations which are not next to each other, that is not geographically compact. As I understand what the DOJ does, this means that these districts do not enjoy that protection. The black community in Jacksonville is not split in two, it is simply not artificially joined to Pine Hills, which is about 150 miles away.

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