The Tampa City Charter, Article II, Section 2.01, 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 (at-large districts), 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 happens in the year preceding City of Tampa elections and is called ‘Redistricting.’ The most recent iteration of redistricting for the City of Tampa concluded at the April 11, 2022 Planning Commission Public Hearing with The Planning Commission’s resolution adopting Tampa City Council Redistricting Alternative 2 and transmittal of the resolution to the Supervisor of Elections on April 14, 2022.
Tampa City Council Redistricting Alternative 2 calls for two voting precincts to move: Precinct 318 to move from what is currently City Council District 5 to what is currently City Council District 6; Precinct 338 to move from what is currently City Council District 7 to what is currently City Council District 5. Please review the following links for more information on Alternative 2 and the full staff report on the 2022 City of Tampa redistricting process:
- Approved Tampa City Council Single-Member District Map
- 2022 City Council Redistricting Final Staff Report
APPROVED TAMPA CITY COUNCIL SINGLE-MEMBER DISTRICT BOUNDARIES
The reference map below shows the updated City Council District boundaries and precincts as adopted in Tampa City Council Redistricting Alternative 2.
Public outreach for the 2022 City of Tampa Redistricting process included: emails to a list of over 2,000 registered voters in the effected precincts; six public open houses in or close by effected precincts; public notice of open houses via website, social media, and newspapers. Plan Hillsborough would like to thank the Supervisor of Elections and staff, Hillsborough County Public Libraries, Hillsborough County Public Schools and the public for their assistance and participation in this process.
Outreach concluded at The Planning Commission’s two public hearings for redistricting on March 14, 2022 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm and April 11, 2022 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm. Please review the following publications for more information on the 2022 City of Tampa Redistricting process.
- Tampa City Council Redistricting presentation
- Fact Sheet on Redistricting
- Draft Technical Memorandum
- Public Information Open Houses
The maps linked below illustrate the alternatives developed by staff for redistricting:
Population Voting Precinct table (Last updated: 09/13/2021) – this sheet shows the demographics of registered voters presently in the four, single-member City Council Districts. As seen this table, there has been no retrogression. In all the proposed alternatives, the African-American voting population in Council District 5 exceeds 50%. Moreover, in Council District 6, the Hispanic voting population exceeds 24%.
For more information on redistricting or to voice your opinion, please contact Yassert Gonzalez at 813-582-7356 or email@example.com.