The “approved” County Commission redistricting map has been released and is now online at the county’s website.

It stands to make the District 1 race interesting.

Howard Berger and Richard Kaplan remain in the new District 1 as it covers Western Lauderhill, most of Sunrise and most of Weston.

It also has a minuscule piece of Davie.   More on that later on in the article.

Franklin Sands, who has rumored to be considering a District 1 run instead of the countywide School Board race won’t be running.

Unless he moves, that is.

In what can be measured in terms of “feet” he’ll be living in District 5 which will be represented by Lois Wexler.

But Wexler has only one term remaining on the County Commission before term limits apply.

She’ll be safe enough.

Wexler, in fact gets to move back to her Torchwood Avenue home which will also be in District 5.

I think Sands will stay in the School Board race and serve for at least four years if he wins.

All bets are off when Wexler is termed out, but I think he’ll still be a good School Board member.

It’s also been speculated that Marty Kiar will run for a County Commission seat if the redistricting fight for the State Senate goes off track.

Now for that minuscule part of Davie i mentioned earlier.

Kiar will be living in District 1 also measurable by mere feet.

Maybe quarter of a mile, but that’s about 1,300 feet.

But I don’t see Marty making any decision before March

Meanwhile, District 1 is open country for both Berger and Kaplan.

But District 1 loses the condos in Inverrary which very well could have weighed heavily on the race.

It’s anybody’s race.