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Orange County Commission to host redistricting meeting

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The Advisory Committee for Redistricting will meet Monday, Oct. 18, to discuss potential commission district boundary adjustments for the county.
by: Annabelle Sikes Staff Writer

Orange County is hosting a redistricting meeting tonight to discuss potential commission district boundary adjustments for the area. 

The Advisory Committee for Redistricting will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, at the South Econ Recreation Center. 

This is the fifth of 11 committee meetings that are scheduled to occur between September and mid-December.

Both federal law and the Florida Constitution, as well as the Orange County Charter, mandate that the county reconsiders its political boundaries every 10 years based upon updated population data.

Since the latest census was completed by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2020, Orange County must complete its decennial redistricting process by March 2022.

The goal of redistricting is "to readjust the population between commission districts so that no Orange County Commissioner is representing substantially more individual residents than the other commissioners," according to Orange County Government officials.

Redistricting is accomplished by adjusting the boundaries of the county’s six commission districts to account for the population growth.

Future meeting dates, times and locations can be found here

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Annabelle Sikes is a staff writer at the West Orange Times & Observer, Southwest Orange Observer and OrangeObserver.com. She graduated in May 2021 from the University of Central Florida with a bachelor's degree in journalism and a minor in sociology.  Her past...

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