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Posted November 10, 2021 | 2:45 PM

Final Chance for Hillsborough County Residents to Give Input on Census-Mandated Redistricting

Residents encouraged to review four maps and give feedback

Hillsborough County, Fla. (Nov. 10, 2021) - Hillsborough County residents are encouraged to take advantage of one final opportunity to participate in the redistricting process in person or virtually.

An additional revised map was introduced at the most recent hearing on redistricting, and residents can make their voices heard on all the maps at one last hearing at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 16.

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 encourages residents' comments throughout the process.

There are currently four proposed maps that apportion the four single-member Board of County Commissioners districts. Residents are encouraged to go to HCFLGov.net/Redistricting to study the four maps and provide feedback at the upcoming final public hearing.

Redistricting Maps for Review

Residents can participate in person or virtually at the final public hearing.

  • Tuesday, Nov. 16, 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 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

Recorded

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

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