The Lee Board of County Commissioners has scheduled public meetings for the community to provide input on the redistricting process. They’ve also launched a website landing page to provide data, maps, information and transparency throughout the process.
Florida law requires each county to examine the need to redistrict every 10 years following the U.S. Census. Members of the Lee BoCC are elected by voters countywide, but are seated according to five districts in which they reside.
Four public meetings, including three public hearings, are planned as part of the redistricting process as part of regularly scheduled meetings of the Board of County Commissioners, which begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Old Lee County Courthouse, 2120 Main St., Fort Myers, FL 33922:
· Tuesday, Oct. 5 – Public hearing to review preliminary map options
· Tuesday, Nov. 2 – Public hearing to review map options
· Tuesday, Nov. 16 – Public hearing to adopt new map
· Tuesday, Dec. 7 – Item on the Lee Board of County Commissioners agenda to certify for transmission to the Florida Secretary of State