The Pinellas County Redistricting Board will hold a series of online public input sessions in October for residents to share their thoughts on any potential revisions to County Commission districts based on the latest census data.
The sessions will include an overview of the redistricting process, potential alternatives under consideration and an opportunity for public comment.
Residents can participate via Zoom at the following dates/times:
Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at 6 p.m.
Members of the public who would like to participate may join the meeting via Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84768447041 or by calling the Zoom webinar at one of the following numbers: 1-312-626-6799 or 1-646-558-8656 or 1-301-715-8592 or 1-346-248-7799 or 1-669-900-9128 or 1-253-215-8782. The Webinar ID is 847 6844 7041.
Redistricting is a process of redrawing legislative districts that happens every 10 years after the United States Census.
A voter-approved amendment to the Pinellas County Charter requires the Redistricting Board to be established within 30 days of receipt of the census data from the State.
The Board reviews the census data and may present proposals to the County Commission to change Commissioner district boundaries or keep them the same based on the latest population data.
The Board’s recommendations will go to the County Commission on November 10 and the Commission will adopt any redistricting plans at the December 7 meeting.
The Pinellas Redistricting Board only makes recommendations on County Commission districts and will not be considering changes to any state or federal electoral districts.
The Board is composed of 11 members, appointed by the County Commission. Seven members are nominated by each Commissioner from among residents of that Commissioner's district. The other four members are from the public at-large.
Redistricting Board Roster:
Mary Louise L Ambrose Brian J Aungst Johnny V Boykins Esther Eugene James P. Everett Bruce V Livingston Allison Nall Karen Owen Christian D Ruppel Ron Schultz Mark Weinkrantz
Redistricting Board meetings are streamed live on the Pinellas County YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/pcctv1 and will be broadcast on PCCTV: Spectrum Channel 637 Frontier Channel 44 WOW Channel 18.
Persons with disabilities who need reasonable accommodations to effectively participate in this meeting are asked to contact Pinellas County’s Office of Human Rights by e-mailing such requests to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (727) 464-4880.