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, 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 calls for two public hearings by the Planning Commission. Approval of the new district boundaries shall be completed by June 10, 2022 (i.e., 270 days prior to the next election). City Council districts are redistricted every four years.
The Planning Commission will be hosting public hearings next year. Please review the following publications for more information on the redistricting process and join us at one of our public open houses in 2022.
- Tampa City Council Redistricting presentation
- Fact Sheet on Redistricting
- Draft Technical Memorandum
- Public Information Open Houses
We need your input! Please feel free to indicate your preference for an alternative, and any additional comments, by completing this form: Preference Form
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.