City of Tampa City Council Redistricting (2018)

The Tampa City Charter, Article VIII, Section 8.03, states the incorporated city shall be redivided by recommendation and with the approval of the Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission, into seven council districts, three of those districts being identical with the territorial boundaries of the city, and four districts being divisions of the entire city, each containing as nearly as possible as equal population, while maintaining the integrity of precinct boundaries.”  This process has to be completed by April 1 in the year preceding the elections.  City Council districts are redistricted every four years. The next redistricting is scheduled to occur in 2022.

The Regular Meeting of the Planning Commission took place on August 14, 2017 at which staff presented information on the redistricting process.  The final, public hearing took place on January 22, 2018 where the Planning Commission approved Alternative 3.

  1. Tampa City Council Redistricting presentation
  2. Fact Sheet on Redistricting
  3. Final staff report and recommendation

PROPOSED ALTERNATIVES

The reference map at the right shows all four, single-member City Council Districts and the City of Tampa precinct boundaries.

The maps below illustrate the alternatives developed by staff for redistricting:

Alternative 1A – This alternative would shift precinct 151 from District 6 to District 4, and precinct 333 from District 5 to District 6.

Alternative 2A – This alternative would shift precinct 161 from District 5 to District 4.

Alternative 3A – This alternative would shift precinct 145 from District 6 to District 4, and precinct 333 from District 5 to District 6.

Alternative 4A – This alternative would shift precinct 133 from District 4 to District 6, precincts 145 and 151 from District 6 to District 4, and precinct 333 from District 5 to District 6.

Population Voting Precinct table (updated 11-15-17) – this sheet shows the demographics of registered voters presently in the four, single-member City Council Districts.  It also provides a breakdown of each redistricting alternative and how the population would be affected.

For more information on redistricting, contact Terry Eagan at 813-273-3774 x349 or eagant@plancom.org.

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