Monroe County Legislature will vote next week about district maps
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The fight over the district maps for Monroe County legislature elections continues.
The county legislature met last night but did not vote on the redistricting plan. That vote will take place next week.
The proposed “crescent” map has the support of legislature president Sabrina Lamar, Rachel Barnhart, and republican allies. They say the map creates five majority-black districts, remedying decades of racial segregation in Rochester.
Other Democrats are against the crescent map. They claim those districts are already black districts and the crescent map would unconstitutionally give them additional voters and dilute their voting power.
More of our coverage:
- County Executive Bello speaks about county legislative district map debate (Oct 7)
- Former mayor Warren speaks in support of new legislative districts map (Sept 29)
- Infighting continues among county Democrats over redistricting (Sept 21)
- Monroe County Legislature releases third version of redistricting map (Sept 6)