To The Editor:
Following Friday's meeting of the Florida Senate Reapportionment Committee, the League of Women Voters of Florida commends Chairman Don Gaetz's leadership on some important decisions.
Sen. Gaetz announced an accelerated redistricting timeline, which targets Dec. 5 as the Committee's deadline for finalizing new district maps. The new deadline will grant citizens the month of December as a public comment period, including virtual meetings throughout the state. As a result, the Committee's final recommendations should be ready to go before the full Senate during the first week of session.
This is an important and encouraging sign, which we believe will allow citizens the opportunity for substantive input. We encourage the House Committee to coordinate its timeline with the Senate for a more collaborative and efficient process.