First Reading of the Ordinance to adopt the redistricting Map will be on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 during the 1:00 p.m. Regular City Commission Meeting. The City is looking for public input. If you are interested in making a public comment, please plan to attend the Wednesday, February 2, 2022 Regular City Commission Meeting. The meeting begins at 1:00 p.m. at City Hall, 2600 Hollywood Boulevard, Room 219. The City Commission will select one of the six alternative options provided by Florida Atlantic University (FAU). The selection will become the new district map for the City. View FAU's final Redistricting Report for Hollywood here.
In December, 2021 Florida Atlantic University presented redistricting options for the City of Hollywood Commission districts (not congressional, state, or county districts) to residents at two public meetings. The options were based upon information from the 2020 census data, comments from Commission members and residents.
The City of Hollywood Charter Section 3.01, states that “the district boundaries shall be set by ordinance and updated after each decennial census or as otherwise required by law.” Over the past 10 years, the City of Hollywood has seen a growth in population of over 8%. Combined with future growth projections by Florida Atlantic University, the City could exceed 155,000 people by the year 2023.
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) was hired to perform a demographic district analysis based upon the change in population from the census. If the demographic analysis is close to or more than 10% total deviation in each district, a complete redistricting process would then have to be done to redraw the district boundaries.
FAU's analysis shows that District 2 had the highest population that deviated 7.77% above the district population average and that District 3 had the lowest population that deviated 5.08% below the district population average. By adding these two percentages together there was a total of 12.85% deviation from the district population average.
To view the FAU report click on this link: FAU 2021 District Analysis Report
The City will be redrawing of the District 2 and 3 boundaries and will look at keeping neighborhoods together, which could go beyond District 2 and 3. Some criteria for determining the redrawing of the boundaries:
- The two districts must have approximately the same number of people counted by the census.
- There should be no more than 10% overall deviation from the ideal district size.
- Districts must be composed of contiguous territory.
- Districts should attempt to preserve integrity of community of interest, including neighborhood associations or ethnic or religious enclaves.
- Minimize the degree of change in pre-existing patterns of districts, to promote continuity of citizen identification with a district.
- Avoid placing any two incumbents in a single district.