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Collins’ Public Hearing on Redistricting

Filed under: Erie County, Local Politics

I arrived 10 minutes late to this morning’s public hearing called by Erie County Executive Chris Collins on the redistricting and downsizing plan passed by Democrats on the Erie County Legislature. Five minutes after I arrived, it was over.

Only three people offered testimony—two town officials and a representative of the local chapter of the League of Women Voters. All opposed the Democratic plan; the League of Women Voters objected to the process as a whole. Collins asked if there was anyone present who wanted to speak in favor of the plan; hearing no volunteers, he said he’d make his decision whether to sign or to veto the plan “in a day or two.”

My guess: veto.

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