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Yates County Legislature to hold public hearing on redistricting plan

The Yates County Legislature holds a public hearing Monday afternoon to get input into a redistricting plan that seems to have widespread support.


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The plan calls for keeping the current 14 legislature districts while moving some residents to other districts. Fewer residents would change districts than under previous plans that were voted down. Yates County Administrator Nonie Flynn says numerous proposals were put forth, but none were able to gain approval.


The latest proposal keeps more residents in the same districts

The new 14-member proposal calls for moving some residents from District 2, which is now the towns of Benton, Potter, and Torrey to District 3, which is currently the town of Milo. Others would move from District 3 to District 4, currently covering the towns of Barrington and Starkey. The latest plan requires several hundred fewer residents to change districts than the most recent plan to be rejected.

After getting public input at the hearing, the legislature would have to pass a local law for the new district boundaries to take effect. The hearing is at 1:10 Monday afternoon in the Legislative Chambers in Penn Yan.


Listen to my most recent Inside the FLX conversation with Nonie Flynn below.

 

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