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Florida Senate Set to Finalize Maps

Florida Senate Set to Finalize State House, Congressional and State Senate Maps

Today, the Florida Senate is scheduled for an approximately 3:30 p.m. Session in which they are expected to concur with the state legislative and congressional redistricting maps, as approved by the Florida House on Friday, February 3.  The three maps are as follows:

State House Map: SJR 1176 (plan H000H9049)

Congressional Map: SB 1174 (plan H000C9047)

State Senate Map: SJR 1176 (plan S0009008)

To learn more about how the process evolved to this point, check out the following resources:

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  1. Nancy Hindenach says:

    Will any public comments objecting to the State House Redistricting plan be considered at this time? There are about 400 voters of a single geographically, politically and historically united community split off from coastal District 76. Part of coastal communities Matlacha, and all of Matlacha Shores and Matlacha Isles have been mistakenly grouped with Cape Coral District 77, against numerous public comments and joint dissent from both Matlacha Civic Association and Greater Pine Island Civic Association and Lee County Commissioners.

    • Of course, and we’ve heard much about this issue. It was considered, as was other public input, during our committee process. The Redistricting Committee did not adopt this particular request from the public input. The Redistricting Committee opted to use the existing geographical boundary of the waterway as a dividing line between the two districts. In doing so, the two districts were also more compact than had Matlacha been included with District 76. But as always, please feel free to share your continued thoughts.

      • Nancy Hindenach says:

        Your response, of course, continues to ignore the united single community of Greater Pine Island, which includes Pine Island, Matlacha, Matlacha Shores and Matlacha Isles, which has been united geographically (coastal), politically (Greater Pine Island Civic Association, Matlacha Civic Association, Pine Island Chamber of Commerce which includes Matlacha Isles, Matlacha Shores, Matlacha and Pine Island), historically (before Cape Coral was even built out), community, contiguosly (connected by one single artery Pine Island Rd) and compact. The line was drawn N/S through Matlacha Pass, splitting the village of Matlacha, violating any contiguous/compact requirements.

        An equitable district line would follow the city limits of Cape Coral and the geographical boundaries of the North and South Spreader Canal Waterway, which separates Cape Coral from the coastal communities.

        The youtube video included with the Redistricting Committee’s fair and equitable examples include: keeping Clay County in the same district for similar values and issues in the community, Hardee County “keeping intact”, Casey Welch’s example of using Highway 17 as a boundary in Sarasota to separate coastal/inland, Pasco County keeping similar interests and values of communities intact, UCF/Orlando keeping the student population with similar interests/issues together, Lee Newell’s testimony requesting Brevard similar interests intact, Miami City and Miami Beach crossing the bridge to keep similar communities/interests intact, aligning Broward boundaries, keeping Cutler Bay whole, David Matthews’ of Bradenton testimony not relying strictly on county boundaries but keeping “greater community” intact, and Ms Tripp asking that the “urban sweep” boundaries with no similar interests around Okeechobee be modified to better protect the interests of rural and “similar areas”.

        If the Redistricting Committee were to ask and serve the interests of the approximately 400 (or less) residents of east Matlacha, Matlacha Shores, and Matlacha Isles, it would draw coastal District 76 to include the former with the other coastal communities.

        The current line does NOT adhere to geographical, political, historical, community, contiguous or compact guidelines for fair redistricting. The citizens have repeatedly brought it to the attention of the Redistricting Committee. What IS the agenda, purpose or reason for splitting our community which is geograhpically, politically, historically, contiguous and compact? Can’t get much more compact than a 5 minute walk to the center of Matlacha, now split in two.

      • Nancy Hindenach says:

        Moderator,

        I understand you may be busy with other tasks, as it took over an hour to post my comment submitted at 11:17am and has now been an hour of “Your comment is awaiting moderation” for my reply of 2:01.

        However, if this forum is “of course” considering public comment at this time, and the Senate Session is scheduled at 3:30p, it is rather essential to post public comment in a timely manner to allow citizen response.

    • Ms. Hindenach, the division between the two districts matter of factly adheres to geographical and political boundary lines, it contributes to the compactness of the two districts and it is contiguous.

  2. Nancy Hindenach says:

    Nancy Hindenach says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    February 9, 2012 at 2:01 pm
    Your response, of course, continues to ignore the united single community of Greater Pine Island, which includes Pine Island, Matlacha, Matlacha Shores and Matlacha Isles, which has been united geographically (coastal), politically (Greater Pine Island Civic Association, Matlacha Civic Association, Pine Island Chamber of Commerce which includes Matlacha Isles, Matlacha Shores, Matlacha and Pine Island), historically (before Cape Coral was even built out), community, contiguosly (connected by one single artery Pine Island Rd) and compact. The line was drawn N/S through Matlacha Pass, splitting the village of Matlacha, violating any contiguous/compact requirements.

    An equitable district line would follow the city limits of Cape Coral and the geographical boundaries of the North and South Spreader Canal Waterway, which separates Cape Coral from the coastal communities.

    The youtube video included with the Redistricting Committee’s fair and equitable examples include: keeping Clay County in the same district for similar values and issues in the community, Hardee County “keeping intact”, Casey Welch’s example of using Highway 17 as a boundary in Sarasota to separate coastal/inland, Pasco County keeping similar interests and values of communities intact, UCF/Orlando keeping the student population with similar interests/issues together, Lee Newell’s testimony requesting Brevard similar interests intact, Miami City and Miami Beach crossing the bridge to keep similar communities/interests intact, aligning Broward boundaries, keeping Cutler Bay whole, David Matthews’ of Bradenton testimony not relying strictly on county boundaries but keeping “greater community” intact, and Ms Tripp asking that the “urban sweep” boundaries with no similar interests around Okeechobee be modified to better protect the interests of rural and “similar areas”.

    If the Redistricting Committee were to ask and serve the interests of the approximately 400 (or less) residents of east Matlacha, Matlacha Shores, and Matlacha Isles, it would draw coastal District 76 to include the former with the other coastal communities.

    The current line does NOT adhere to geographical, political, historical, community, contiguous or compact guidelines for fair redistricting. The citizens have repeatedly brought it to the attention of the Redistricting Committee. What IS the agenda, purpose or reason for splitting our community which is geograhpically, politically, historically, contiguous and compact? Can’t get much more compact than a 5 minute walk to the center of Matlacha, now split in two.

  3. Ann Elizabeth Thomas says:

    I am fearful that the fishing tourist trade will no longer be an attraction – Pine Island Sound was a B in water quality before Ceitus was removed and within a year fell to a D. An estimate of 5 to 10 years of this erosion will effectively kill the fishing tourisn industry . Children will no longer enjoy this sport. Put a lift or lock back and please all. Divert the water flow through the natural breaches that mother nature creates, and slow the flow. Ceitus now is no longer a creek it is a river. The proposed sewarage will still be done as the area in question has reached population density. Ann E. Thomas

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