MAYVILLE – An independent commission charged with redrawing the county legislature’s district lines will continue the process tonight in Mayville. The commission, which includes Legislators Larry Barmore (R-Gerry) and Tom DeJoe (D-Brocton), held its first meeting at the end of last month, and members were asked to review the population numbers and work on their own individual redistricting plan. Tonight, the group will compare plans and begin the process of coming up with a mutual agreement.
The independent panel is charged with redrawing county lines that are not only reflective of the 2010 Census, but also reflect just 19 legislative districts. There are currently 25 legislative districts, but a public referendum last November called for that number to be reduced. The commission has until the spring of next year to finalize a plan and have it approved by the legislature, although Barmore and DeJoe both agree they’d like to see it completed sooner.
Tonight’s meeting beginst at 6:30 p.m. in Room 331 of the Gerace Office Building in Mayville. It is open to the public.
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