Districting Commission

Members


The Districting Commission shall consist of 5 members who shall serve on such commission for terms of one year, unless such terms are extended by the City Commission.

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

Agendas and Minutes 

Purpose


The Districting Commission has been formed to serve as an advisory body to the City Commission with respect to the redistricting of the 4 single-member districts of the City of Ocoee.

Objectives


Upon appointment of a new Districting Commission in 1996, and every 5 years thereafter, the Districting Commission shall review the geographic boundaries of the 4 single-member districts in light of the most current, official census data, together with all other data relevant to the redistricting of geographic boundaries. The Districting Commission shall prepare a report to the City Commission containing recommendations, if any, for the adjustment of district boundaries as outlined in the City's Charter.
 

Announcement & Board Plans


On Monday, June 5, 2017, at 6:30 pm a public hearing was held by the Districting Commission to seek public input and discuss the redistricting options for the City’s commission voting districts. After reviewing population, growth trends, demographics, and other data, the Districting Commission presented Board Plan 1 and Board Plan 2 as options designed to balance the population in the four districts. At the conclusion of their Public Hearing, the motion made by the Board was to recommend Board Plan 2 to the City Commission as the most preferred plan.

After further discussion at the City Commission Meeting on July 18, 2017, the commission consensus was to have the Districting Commission reevaluate Board Plan 2 and consider all homes within Bay Street be incorporated within the same district. The Districting Commission met on August 7, 2017, and by unanimous vote moved to recommend Board Plan 4 to the City Commission.