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City of Ocala hosting four public meetings on proposed redistricting maps

The City of Ocala has announced that four public meetings will be held in Council Chambers to discuss proposed redistricting.

The meetings, which are free and open to the public, will be held on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, September 28 at 12 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 28 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 6 at 12 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 6 at 5:30 p.m.

The four sessions will be offered to accommodate the public. According to the city, the meetings will cover the proposed redistricting maps, and staff will be in attendance to answer questions.

Each of the four sessions will present the same information.

By ordinance, the Ocala City Council has the authority to redesignate the boundaries of each district after each decennial census conducted by the United States Government.

Redistricting is the process of drawing boundaries for political districts and to ensure equal representation. It is also a current reflection of population shifts that have occurred within the city limits.

Council Chambers is located on the second floor of Ocala City Hall (110 SE Watula Avenue).

For more information, or if reasonable accommodations are needed, please contact the City of Ocala Growth Management Department at 352-629-8404.