Orlando’s City Council established a resolution on February 7, 2022, to establish a citizen advisory board that would lead outreach efforts to create redistricting plans for the council to consider at a later date.

The Redistricting Advisory Board has since assembled its recommendations, which you can see in full by clicking HERE. Their directions were as follows:

  1. Create compact districts
  2. Avoid favoring or disfavoring any political party
  3. Draw district boundaries along streets and natural boundaries
  4. Keep neighborhoods together within a single district
  5. Keep communities of interest together within a single district
  6. Maintain the core areas of prior districts

Additionally, the Board was required to propose a plan for redrawing the City’s six commission districts into legally-appropriate districts of contiguous territory with populations as nearly equal in size as possible.

We’ve attached a slider in the below two images so you can compare and contrast the two maps and see the changes for yourself, but the most notable changes can clearly be seen in District 1 and District 2, which was a result of the rapid population growth in Lake Nona over the past 10 years.

You can read a more in-depth analysis of the redistricting efforts HERE by Orlando Sentinel‘s Ryan Gillespie.

City Council is scheduled to vote on the plan on June 6, 2022.

SLIDE BETWEEN TO SEE THE DIFFERENCES.
ORIGINAL TO THE LEFT, RECOMMENDED CHANGES TO THE RIGHT.

Brendan O'Connor

Editor in Chief of Bungalower.com

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