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Niagara County Releases Draft Redistricting Plan

Author: Kevin Schuler/Wednesday, October 6, 2021/Categories: General, Legislature

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The Niagara County Redistricting Commission today released its proposed map for the county’s 15 legislative districts based on 2020 census data.  Redistricting takes place once every 10 years.  The commission also announced two public hearings for the public to comment on the plan before it is forwarded to the Niagara County Legislature.

“The five members of the commission reviewed the initial census data and unanimously decided that, given the relative stability in population across the county and the fact the current legislative map was unanimously adopted by the Legislature 10 years ago, our focus would be to bring districts into compliance with a minimal amount of disruption to the current district map,” said Steve Brady, chairman of the Redistricting Commission.  “The map we are proposing would make no changes to 10 of the districts and only slight population adjustments to the other five.”

Brady said the commission will present the map, explain the redistricting process and accept public comments at two public hearings scheduled for:

  • Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.in the Niagara Falls City Hall Council Chambers located at 745 Main Street, Niagara Falls, New York
  • Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. in the Legislative Chambers, Niagara County Courthouse 175 Hawley St., Lockport, New York.

“I think it’s important for the public to understand the different parameters we have to work under to ensure the redistricting map is constitutional and how that impacts our suggested district lines,” said Brady.  “I look forward to their comments.”

The maps and other redistricting information can be found at: https://tinyurl.com/8ybs4v8c.

Besides Brady, the commission was comprised of Jason Cafarella, Mary Ann Cassamento, Lauren Masse, and Bradley Rowles.

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