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HPUBS0094 – Smith, John R

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Summary:

  • State Senate Redistricting Plan
  • 2 Districts
  • Complete: 470,123 unassigned census blocks
  • Contiguous: YES, these 2 districts are contiguous
  • Direct Impacts: Broward and Palm Beach counties
  • Submitted to the Florida House of Representatives
  • Submitted by John R Smith of Palm Beach County

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2 Responses - Comments are closed.

  1. Staff note that the plan author provided the following comments:

    “As a follow-up to my presentation at the Boca Raton Redistricting hearing in August, I wanted to take this opportunity to submit a partial Senate plan which serves as a visual example of my testimony. I have seen several options from your web site which I believe are retrogressive for South Florida and Palm Beach County. The attached plan includes Riviera Beach in a majority-minority district in the Senate as has been upheld by the courts in the past.”

  2. David Lewin says:

    Thanks for taking the time and effort to prepare this map. I don’t think the proposal provides the best possible representation for Palm Beach County (PBC).

    I would propose that after the 2010 redistricting process, in accordance with Fair District amendments 5 and 6, PBC, which is currently partly represented by five (5) state senators, should be represented by three (3) senators. I base these suggestions on the following facts:

    Florida 2010 census total population of 18,801,310 divided by 40, the total senate districts, means that each senate district would consist of a population of 470,033, (current district
    population 399,559). PBC 2010 census total population of 1,320,134, divided by 470,033 should mean that PBC would have 2.81 Senators. If Deerfield Beach, Broward County,
    population were included, PBC would have three state senators.

    I would suggest that redistricted senate district boundaries are drawn much along the lines of current boundaries for districts 25, 29, and 30, and incorporate the PBC areas
    currently represented by districts 27 and 28.

    Your time and attention is much appreciated.

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