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Posted October 13, 2021 | 2:58 PM

Two More Chances for Hillsborough County Residents to Give Input on Census-Mandated Redistricting

Hillsborough County, Fla. (Oct. 13, 2021) - Hillsborough residents are encouraged to take advantage of two more opportunities to participate in the redistricting process in the coming weeks at public hearings in person or virtually.

Redistricting is the constitutionally mandated redrawing of local, state, and federal political boundaries every 10 years following the federal Census to account for changes in population during the previous decade. While the final map is decided by vote of the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners, Hillsborough County welcomes residents' comments throughout the process.

There are currently three proposed maps that apportion the four single-member commission districts. Residents are encouraged to go to HCFLGov.net/Redistricting and study the three maps and provide feedback at the upcoming public hearings.

Redistricting Maps for Review

Residents can participate in person or virtually at the two public hearings listed below.

  • Monday, Nov. 8, at 6 p.m. at County Center, 2nd floor Boardroom, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33602
  • Tuesday, Nov. 16, at 6 p.m. at County Center, 2nd floor Boardroom, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33602

Public comment

You can sign up to speak virtually or in person at the BOCC Redistricting public hearing, or you can submit written public comment. Speaker signup forms open 48 business hours before the start of each hearing.

To speak at the meeting, whether in person or virtually, please sign up for a spot here. Please be advised that there is limited capacity in County Center for in-person public comment.

Virtual access

Media and the public may also virtually view the meetings:

Live

  • The County's HTV channels on cable television: Spectrum 637 and Frontier 22

Recorded

To learn more about speaking at a public meeting visit HCFLGov.net/SpeakUp

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