Redistricting NoMi 2022
What is Redistricting?
- Redistricting is the process that all legislative bodies undertake every ten years after the release of the decennial U.S. Census.
- The districts from which members of the City Council are elected are required to be as nearly equal in population as possible, to further the principle of “one person, one vote.”
- It is undertaken to help ensure that everyone’s vote counts by adjusting district boundaries so that the population of each of the Council districts are nearly equal.
|Redistricting determines how our electoral boundaries will be shaped for the next ten years.||The location of where district lines are drawn impact the neighborhood's ability to elect fair representation.||To ensure fair representation, your input matters!|
Redistricting NoMi 2022 Survey
You may respond before February 25, 2022 to the Council District Map survey at this link to register your preferred Council District Map and provide suggested edits.
|Or you may download the existing district map, manually edit it, and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than February 25, 2022.|
In revising the Council District Maps, please keep in mind the Redistricting Criteria below:
Council districts must:
- Be “as nearly equal in population” as practicable or possible.
- Avoid diluting minority voting strength. If there is a location where a significant number of minority residents reside, their ability to vote as a block should not be diluted by either dividing that population into two or more districts or, if there is a significant minority population in two districts, moving that population into a single district.
- Use census blocks.
- Compact and contiguous. Districts should be relatively compact and contiguous and must not be unusual, “bizarre” or serpentine district shapes. Contiguity may be achieved by crossing a waterbody.
- Significant natural and man-made boundaries. District boundaries should follow easily recognized or understood boundaries, like major roads, waterbodies or parklands.
- Recognize existing district boundaries. The boundaries of the updated districts may seek to retain their existing district’s boundaries to the extent possible.
- Avoid splitting communities of interest. District boundaries should avoid splitting communities that have similar interests (e.g., neighborhoods) where possible.
Upcoming Public Hearings
- North Miami Planning Commission Board Meeting, Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 7:00 PM, Council Chambers
- 1st Reading City Council Meeting, Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 7:00 PM, Council Chambers
- 2nd Reading City Council Meeting, Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 7:00 PM, Council Chambers
For more information, please contact the Community Planning and Development Department at 305-895-9825.