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Thursday, December 1, 2022

Ocala to host proposed redistricting public meetings on October 6

The City of Ocala will host two public meetings in Council Chambers on Thursday, October 6, at 12 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., to discuss proposed redistricting.

Due to Hurricane Ian, the two additional meetings that were scheduled to take place on Wednesday, September 28 have been canceled.

The two sessions on October 6 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.

Both sessions, which are free to attend and open to the public, 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.