Will Weatherford Sets Deadlines to Redraw District Lines
State Rep. Will Weatherford, the chairman of the House Redistricting Committee, set a Nov. 14 deadline which happens to be the chairs birthday for each subcommittee to submit three proposals to remap the states House, Senate and congressional districts.
My suggestion would be to consider four, five, six or even more complete maps and make it a combination of those, Weatherford said. He said the public should get their redistricting proposals in by Nov. 1.
Weatherford also noted that so far the public has submitted 64 partial or complete maps to redistrict Florida based upon the 2010 U.S. Census numbers.
There have also been more than 200 unique suggestions from social media, email, faxes and letters.
During the summer, the committee held 26 hearings in 25 counties, with more than 2,000 people speaking.
A decade ago, the state received four public proposals.
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