The Cayuga County Legislature has scheduled a public hearing on a bipartisan plan to shrink the lawmaking body from the current 15, to 11 members.
The hearing will be Tuesday, May 24 at 6 p.m. The measure calling for the hearing passed 14-1, with only Hans Pecher opposed. He has come out against the redistricting plan. Legislator Aileen McNabb-Coleman says the proposal would leave each lawmaker representing about 7,000 residents.
The proposal would renumber McNabb-Coleman’s district from the sixth to fifth, but she would continue to represent the towns of Owasco and Sennett. The plan would create seven districts representing the county’s towns and four representing the city of Auburn. The reduction to 11 legislators could lead to some incumbent lawmakers facing off against each other in the next election.
If the Cayuga County Legislature approves the reduction plan, it would then go to the voters in November .
Listen to my full Inside the FLX conversation with Aileen McNabb-Coleman below.