Redistricting

The Pembroke Pines City Commission is in the process of evaluating election district maps based on apportionment data from the US Census Bureau, specifically Public Law data set 94-171. This process is consistent with the City Charter. The City has contracted with Florida Atlantic University (FAU) to conduct an analysis of the current election districts to determine if the City needs to amend the district boundaries due to changes in population.  Based on data from the 2020 US Census, the City of Pembroke Pines has a total population of 171,178 people. FAU has also conducted a population analysis to determine if projects currently under construction could cause the districts to move further from the ideal district size of  43,137 (2023 estimate) or 42,795 (2020).

On Wednesday, October 6, 2021 FAU presented an analysis of the current election districts as well as three map alternates for the purposes of redistricting to the City Commission.   The City will hold a Public Meeting regarding redistricting on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 7pm in the City Commission Chambers located at 601 City Center Way. Interested residents are encouraged to attend the meeting for an understanding of the redistricting process and conceptual map alternatives. 

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, the map 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.

FAU - Consultant Report: Redistricting Alternatives for the City of Pembroke Pines

Redistricting Map Alternate 1

Redistricting Map Alternate 2

Redistricting Map Alternate 3

From the City Charter: 

SECTION 3.02  COMMISSION MEMBERS 

  (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