Syracuse Speaks-Independent Redistricting in Syracuse
Redistricting is happening at all levels of government now that 2020 Census data is available. But each locality determines the process it uses to create its new maps. Government control over drawing new districts can often allow politics to seep through the cracks and into the lines.
The City of Syracuse is trying something new this year. Something they hope will result in district maps that truly represent communities. They've created an Independent Redistricting Commission of 15 citizens to lead the process, rather than legislators or appointees.
This Thursday will be the last pre-map meeting before new maps are drawn!— Syracuse City Redistricting Commission (@syredistricting) April 25, 2022
😮 That means we want ALL your questions, concerns and suggestions on where to draw lines that best suit where you live.
📍Next Hearing: Thursday, April 28th
—7pm-8pm • Nottingham High School / Virtual pic.twitter.com/sYBwf8FA8K
The commission is wrapping up its first round of public meetings. On this episode of Syracuse Speaks, we look at the work they've done so far and what they're planning to do next.
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