Activists warn Jacksonville City Council: change the redistricting plans or risk ‘legal problems’.
The Florida Supreme Court unanimously rejected Gov. Ron DeSantis’ request for an advisory opinion on whether Jacksonville’s Congressional District 5 is constitutional, saying the question was too broad and fact-intensive.
Gov. Ron DeSantis, Mayor Lenny Curry, the Florida Legislature and others argued over whether the Florida Supreme Court can weigh redistricting questions before a plan has been approved.
The Florida House approved a legislative district map over the objections of Democrats who say it violates state and federal law.
Tonight, the Jacksonville City Council will host its first public hearing at 6 p.m. at Ed White High School’s auditorium at 1700 Old Middleburg Rd. N. to ask for residents’ thoughts on the city’s proposed redistricting plan.
The Florida House map appeared to incorporate suggestions made by the Democratic lawmakers, yet Democrats remained largely opposed to the proposal.
Undeterred by Gov. DeSantis’ redistricting proposal, the Florida Senate approved its congressional and legislative maps on bipartisan votes.
The Tributary’s new tool lets you expose racial gerrymandering in Jacksonville.
The Florida House and Senate contradicted each other on whether Orlando Black voters need protections.
Jacksonville could face claims of racial gerrymandering under its proposed redistricting plans.