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Committee Charge:

a) Obtain Legally Permissible Considerations for Redistricting in Accordance with State, Federal and Case Law
The Committee will receive guidance about what is required by local, state, and federal law, as well as the Court’s October 12, 2022, Order, to draw constitutional and legally defensible districts. Based on that advice the Committee will identify criteria to guide the process of drawing new district maps.
 
b) Preparation of Plan to be Submitted to Council
The Committee shall prepare a map consistent with the legal guidance. The final map will be considered by Council at a Special Council Meeting scheduled for Friday November 4, 2022.
 

Deadline:

The Committee shall meet over the next few weeks and is tasked to submit its map to the full Council at the Council Meeting scheduled for Friday November 4, 2022.

 

Committee Members

Terrance Freeman - Chair
Aaron Bowman - Co-Vice Chair
Rory Diamond - Co-Vice Chair

Nick Howland
Sam Newby
Ju 'Coby Pittman
Randy White
 

Committee Staff

Margaret M. "Peggy" Sidman, Director of City Council
Bill Killingsworth, Director of Planning & Development
Jason Teal, Office of General Counsel
Paige Johnston, Office of General Counsel
Jeff Clements, Chief of Council Research
Merriane Lahmeur, Chief of Legislative Services

For Redistricting Comments email: 2022Redistricting@coj.net

Jacksonville City Council
117 W. Duval St., Suite 425
Jacksonville, FL  32202

Phone:  (904) 255-5200



Under Florida law, email addresses are public records.  If you do not want your email address published, do not send electronic mail to City Council Members or staff.  Instead, contact the City Council by phone or in writing.
 

Resources

Charter and Ordinance Code

City Council Meeting-10/25/22 Public Comments

Documents

  

Meeting Information 

Meetings as Noticed

City Hall - St. James Building
117 W. Duval Street
Jacksonville, FL  32202

In Session Meetings

Please click the appropriate link below to view live streaming video of meetings, when in session: 


ADA Accommodation Notice

Pursuant to the American with Disabilities Act, accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request. Please allow 1-2 business days notification to process; last minute requests will be accepted; but may not be possible to fulfill. Please contact Disabled Services Division at: V 904-255-5466, TTY-904-255-5476, or email your request to KaraT@coj.net.
 

 Legislation

2022-794
ORD Approp $1,000,000.00 from Fund Bal from the Gen Fund/Gen Svcs Dist to City Council Staff Svcs - Other Costs - Legislative Professional Svcs Within the City Council’s Budget for the Possible Future Procurement of Special Legislative Counsel for the City Council on the Issues of Redistricting Litigation & Legislative Redistricting Process; Providing for a Carryover of Funds into FY 23-24

2022-800-E
Enacted
11/4/22
ORD-MC re Redistricting of Jax City Council Districts & Group At-Large Residence Areas; Adopting an Interim Remedial Plan Pursuant to the Order Dated 10/12/22, in Jacksonville Branch of the NAACP, et al. v. COJ, Case No. 3:22-CV-493-MMH-LLL, (M. D. FLA); Providing Legislative Findings & Recitals; Adopting & Enacting an Interim Remedial Plan re City Council Districts, City Council Group At-Large Residence Areas, & School Board Districts Based on the 2020 Census Data, Pending Final Approval by the Appropriate Court of Law; Amending the City Charter to Attach District Boundary Descriptions for 14 City Council District Boundaries & for 5 City Council Group At-Large Residence Area Boundaries Pursuant to Sec 5.01 (Council Membership, Residence Areas & Districts), City Charter, Pending Final Approval by the Appropriate Court of Law; Amending the City Charter to Designate the 7 School Board Districts Pursuant to Sec 13.02 (School Board Districts), City Charter, Pendin
   
   


Archived Meetings

Public Records Notice
 
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November 4, 2022

Special Council Meeting
City Hall
117 W. Duval St., 1st Floor
Council Chamber
Notice | Minutes | Attendance |Speaker Cards | Video |  Video 

November 03, 2022

Map Chat -Town Hall Meeting
City Hall
117 W. Duval St., 1st Floor
Council Chamber
Notice | Minutes | Attendance |Speaker Cards | Video 


November 03, 2022

Special Committee Meeting
City Hall
117 W. Duval St., 1st Floor
Council Chamber
Notice | Minutes | Attendance | Speaker Cards |Video 


November 02, 2022

Special Committee Meeting
City Hall
117 W. Duval St., 1st Floor
Council Chamber
Notice | Minutes |Attendance |Speaker Cards | Video 


November 01, 2022

Special Committee Meeting
City Hall
117 W. Duval St., 1st Floor
Council Chamber
Notice | Minutes | Attendance | Speaker Cards | Video 


October 20, 2022

Special Committee Meeting
City Hall
117 W. Duval St., 1st Floor
Council Chamber
Notice | Agenda | Minutes | Attendance | Speaker Cards | Video 


October 19, 2022

CANCELLED- Council Member Meeting
City Hall
117 W. Duval St., 1st Floor
Don Davis Room
Notice | 

October 14, 2022

Special Council Meeting
City Hall
117 W. Duval St., 1st Floor
Council Chamber
Notice | Minutes | 

 

2020/2021 Meetings 

2011 Reapportionment Committee

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