City Council Redistricting Plan Released


Every ten years, the Jacksonville City Council adjusts its district lines to ensure an equitable population distribution within each district based on the decennial census. On July 27, the City of Jacksonville's Planning Department presented a draft redistricting plan to the Reapportionment Committee. Here is a look at the new proposed plan and how it compares to the existing.

Published August 2, 2011 in News - MetroJacksonville.com




Existing City Council Districts


In 2001, the Special Committee on Reapportionment completed the task of rewriting the boundaries of the Jacksonville City Council and Duval County School Board districts. The new Duval County School Board districts became effective with the November 5, 2002 election. The new Jacksonville City Council districts became effective as of July 1, 2003.


Proposed City Council Districts


What is shown above is a draft proposal and is subject to further review and changes.



What is shown above is a draft proposal and is subject to further review and changes.


Proposed Urban Core Districts


What is shown above is a draft proposal and is subject to further review and changes.


Notable Changes

- The historic core of downtown Jacksonville completely falls within one council district (7) instead of two (7,4).

- The Southbank falls within one council district (9) instead of two (4,9).

- Riverside falls within one council district (14) instead of two (14,9).

- Arlington is completely within one council district (1) instead of three (1,7,2).

- Bayard is now in council district 6 instead of the beaches district (13).

- Westside appears to be better represented with proposed modifications to council districts 8 and 12.

- Council district 7 now includes downtown, River City Marketplace and Jacksonville International Airport.

For updates on the committee's meeting schedule: http://www.coj.net/City-Council/Council-Committees,-Boards---Commissions/Redistricting-Committee.aspx

Update by Ennis Davis.


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