On February 2, 2022 a workshop meeting will be held in conjunction with a City Commission meeting prior to first reading of the ordinance. The City anticipates adoption of a map by ordinance on February 16, 2022, themap will then be sent to the Supervisor of Elections. The City Commission may also choose to adopt the current map, regardless, the adopted map will not impact the March 2022 election.
The FAU report and map alternatives are listed below along with an excerpt of the City Charter pertaining to the composition of districts and redistricting.
(d) Composition of districts: The City of Pembroke Pines shall be divided into four (4) election districts. The geographic boundaries of the four (4) election districts shall be composed of roughly equal populations, and shall be compact, proportional and logically related to the natural boundaries of the neighborhoods within the City. The principles of nondiscrimination and one person/one vote shall be strictly adhered to. The boundaries of the districts within the limits of the City as now existing are continued and may be amended as provided in Section 3.02(e) of the Charter.
(e) Redistricting: Following the decennial census in 2010, and every ten (10) years thereafter, or sooner if it is determined by the Commission that districts shall have become unbalanced due to population shifts, the City Commission shall contract with an accredited four (4) year college or university located within the State of Florida for the purpose of identifying and designating the four (4) election districts within the City of Pembroke Pines. The City Commission shall adopt the redistricting plan as designated, provided that the plan incorporates the principles of nondiscrimination and fairness set forth above. In the event an elected commission member no longer resides in the district from which he or she is elected as a direct result of the revisions to district boundaries in accordance with this section, that Commission member shall complete his or her term. Nothing contained within this section shall be construed to alter residence requirements for any candidate including incumbents, during subsequent regular elections