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Redistricting Public Meeting

  • 11/02/2021
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • 2120 Main St, Fort Myers, FL 33901

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Dear Friends of Democracy,

Today we ask for your help again.  The timeline is very short. Reach out to your friends.  Share this email.  Make your voice heard!

Below see a list of what we ask from the BoCC as the process continues: 

  1. Move the Dunbar community out of District 4 and reunite it with its historic home neighborhood on the Ft. Myers side of the River.  
  2. Keep the Dunbar community intact.  Do not split it between districts.
  3. Eliminate maps 1, 2, 4 and 5 from consideration; they continue to disregard the Dunbar community’s values, wishes and concerns.
  4. Create commission districts which ensure minority interests are well understood and well represented.  Minority voices must be heard and concerns addressed.
  5. We request an additional Public Hearing in the evening to accommodate the new maps  presented by the NAACP on Oct. 15.  The community must be given time to study and understand these. Redistricting is too important to rush through.
  6. A thorough vetting of Maps #'s 7, 6c, 3, and those that combine Dunbar with District 5 is needed in open forum so that the ramifications of these  decisions are well understood.  Keep the process transparent.  Do not make hasty, ill conceived, last minute decisions.

The BoCC has said that since they have only heard from a small group of people it means they are doing a great job.  We need your voice to let them know that there are many of us who are engaged and care about our government.

  • Please write a letter to:  mailbag@News-Press.com expressing your concerns about redistricting and saying what you want to see happen.  Copy all your network
  • Please send an "e-comment" to address below.  These emails are shared with all commissioners and are part of the public record. Share your email with all in your networks.

2021redistricting@leegov.com

·          Please attend a BoCC Meeting - you need not speak if you don't wish to - wear black and your presence will speak volumes. 


Tuesday

November 2

6:00 p.m.


Public hearing to review map options

Tuesday

November 16

9:30 a.m.


Public hearing to adopt new map

Tuesday

December 7

9:30 a.m.


Agenda item to certify to the Secretary of State

If you wish to speak - fill out a card as you enter the Chamber on the 2nd floor of the Old Courthouse - you will be called on by the Chair.  Limit your testimony to 3 minutes.  We sit together to show support!

For more information please contact me.  I look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at the BoCC!


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"Lee County Democratic Black Caucus" is a Section 527 Political Organization. P. O. Box 61164, Fort Myers, FL 33906
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