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April 2022 Newsletter

A Message from Chairman Zach King

Monroe County Redistricting — where are we and what’s next?

At the end of 2021, the Republican majority of the Monroe County Legislature rushed out maps for the County’s 29 legislative districts, which County Executive Adam Bello vetoed due to lack of transparency or meaningful public input. The Legislature established a new Republican-majority Redistricting Commission earlier this year, which will present new maps to the public at six hearings beginning Monday, May 2. Final maps are due to the full Legislature by June 11.

The Monroe County Legislature oversees critical funding for public safety, infrastructure, mental health, emergency services, parks and recreation, sustainability, and more. It’s easy to see, then, that these new legislative maps—which are valid for the next 10 years—will affect all residents daily, which is why it’s so important that all residents are heard during this process. I encourage you to speak up at whichever of the six hearings is most convenient for you. Click here to see meeting dates and locations and instructions to speak or submit written comments
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Here are some things to keep in mind when providing your feedback:

  • Redistricting shouldn’t break up neighborhoods, villages, towns, or cities in ways that disenfranchise voters
  • Where practical, proposed districts should be compact and avoid gerrymandering; they should not divide communities of interest
  • The process should be transparent: residents should have access to the proposed maps ahead of public hearings, and to the final maps ahead of the Legislature’s vote
  • The process should be fair: ample time should be provided for the public to ask questions, and comments submitted by email should be distributed and considered equally with those offered in-person

If you have questions about this process, please contact the MCDC office: info@monroedemocrats.com or (585) 232-2410. And THANK YOU for participating in this vital process!


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