independent redistricting

The Democratic candidate for Onondaga county executive says it’s time the county’s leaders follow the city’s lead and commit to the independent redistricting of its 15 legislative districts.  Tony Malavenda praises the common council for voting this week to amend the city charter to establish a non-partisan group of residents to draw district boundaries.

City of Syracuse /

Syracuse Common Councilors Monday took what’s being seen as a bold first step to give city residents the power to draw the boundaries of the five council districts.  The 7 to 1 vote to change the city charter makes Syracuse the first city east of the Mississippi to allow independent, non-partisan redistricting.