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  • Congressional Redistricting Plan
  • 27 Districts
  • Complete: YES
  • Contiguous: YES
  • Direct Impacts: Statewide
  • Submitted by the Florida House’s Redistricting Committee
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  1. Ken says:

    Proposed District 5 looks like the old District 3, a geat example of gerrymandering.

  2. This is the only congressional map that splits the community of Poinciana, a predominately Hispanic community between two seperate congressional districts i.e. district 10 and 9. What happen to preserving communities of iterest?

  3. “Communities of interest” is not a standard in Florida redistricting law. It’s not necessarily in conflict with the law, but it’s not consistently in concert with it either. The phrase is commonly used as a broad catch-all. The downside is that the phrase lacks definition. It’s better to be more specific than just using the phrase “communities of interest.”

  4. To be more specific, when the State of Florida created the PUD for Poinciana it defined legal boundaries for a specific area that was meant to be developed as a planned urban development. As it developed, the persons moving there formed a community of persons having common interests because of the PUD they moved into. The law says that districts should whenever possible preserve existing legal boundaries. Why break up the boundaries defined for Poinciana by Florida law?

  5. I see what you’re saying. The particular map places more preference with the boundary of the counties, as the district only affects Orange and Osceola. Other maps proposed create an approximately 40% Hispanic VAP district that does go into Polk County, into the communities that you are mentioning. It may be an even tradeoff, depending on other considerations like compactness.

    • The sensitivity we have is that we are trying to form a community here based on a pretty large (83,000 people) multi ethnic population. We are split between two counties which makes dealing with county governments double the usual challenge. Our hope is to be able to deal with a minimum nuber of state and federal elected representitives? Especially at the state house level we have had to deal with three, One based in Haines City, one in Kissimmee and the third Steve Precourt in District 41 who represents a large part of the population but is located in Winter Garden. At least we have had a single Senator in Paula Dockery and Dennis Ross at the federal level but both are based in Lakeland which is over an hour drive each direction.
      Other than the map I complained about the others at least have most of Poinciana in a single district. Not so much a concern whether or not that is an Orlando/Kissimmee district (preferred) or Lakeland/Bartow as long as the community can stay in the same district.
      Of course it still looks like we will be split among three state house districts. At least the Osceola on will be more Kissimmee centric as opposed to extending up to Winter Garden.

  6. Of the 8 maps proposed by legislators so far, this one is my personal favorite I have submitted two possible tweaks to it, to make it even better, and one of these addresses Mr. Laytham’s concern about Poinciana.

    • I’m still not seeing where this ‘tweak’ addresses the fact that the Poinciana community is split between two seperate districts? It appears the Polk side on Poinciana is in one district while the Osceola sits an a different district?

  7. Ken says:

    District 5 still demonstrates a glowing example of gerrymandering. And it’s unfair to the communities that it stretches across.

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