City Commission Approves and Adopts District Analysis

The City Commission has directed Florida Atlantic University's John Scott Dailey Florida Institute to bring forward options for the redistricting of Cooper City.  The Commission came to the decision following a presentation from the institute, which conducted a thorough analysis of Cooper City’s population and current districts.  Data from the 2020 Census and housing data provided by the City were used to analyze the current districts and projected growth.  

The analysis found that Cooper City’s population stands at approximately 34,401 and projects that the City will have a population of 34,800 by 2023.  The analysis estimates that each district should have an average population of 8,600.  Furthermore, Cooper City’s Charter lays out that each district should be evenly populated and there should be no more than 10% variance between districts.  All stipulations that are consistent with the 1965 Voting Rights Act. 

Analysis of the current districts found that there is a difference of 13.6% between the largest and smallest districts, in terms of population size, with district one being the largest and district four the smallest.  Therefore, the analysis found that Cooper City’s districts are currently unbalanced and the City Commission directed FAU's John Scott Dailey Florida Institute to bring redistricting options forward. 

A Special City Commission Meeting will be held at Cooper City Hall on Tuesday, November 16, at 6:30 PM to discuss the redistricting options.