Republican leaders of the Florida Legislature asked staff to come up with a series of base maps that will be used to guide discussion during the redistricting special session that begins Oct. 19 and is expected to result in a new Florida Senate map.
But one state senator decided not to wait on the base maps and has already proposed a map himself. State Sen. Oscar Braynon, D-Miami Gardens, submitted a plan that for now is all we have ahead of the three-week special session.
Braynon serves as vice chairman of the Senate's Reapportionment Committee and therefore will be one of seven people directly involved in helping that chamber draft a map. However, because he is a member of the minority party, there are no guarantees Braynon's map will be shown any love.