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Yonkers City Council holds 2nd input session on proposed redistricting map

For the second time this week, every person who spoke on Wednesday shared concerns about the way the maps are currently drawn.

Jonathan Gordon

Jan 26, 2023, 3:16 AM

Updated 508 days ago

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The Yonkers City Council held its second public input session on a proposed redistricting map one day after it agreed not to vote on the legislation next week.
For the second time this week, every person who spoke on Wednesday shared concerns about the way the maps are currently drawn.
This included reduced competitiveness between candidates, breaking up neighborhoods and having political motives for how the lines are drawn.
The council once again defended the lines as being fair and reminded people that no matter how the map is drawn, some people will find themselves in new districts.
People at the meeting pushed the council to go back to the drawing board.
The City Council is holding a public hearing on Jan. 31.
The full council is expected to take up the measure for a vote on Feb. 14 as long as any changes pass through the rules committee by then.


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