A Letter to the Public:
The Advisory Committee on Reapportionment would like to thank all the members of the community that participated in the discussions and work of this Committee.
There were many dedicated individuals who took time to attend numerous meetings and public hearings, to express their thoughts and concerns and to even draft their own versions of what they envisioned for the Legislative Districts for Erie County in the coming decade.
We understand the time it took to be involved in such a hands on way in this process. The work of this Committee, and the democratic form of government we have in Erie County, could not proceed with out the dedication of individuals such as those that were involved in the process with us.
So again, we thank each of you for your work, your time and your commitment. It is the civic engagement of the citizens like you in Erie County that makes our community strong and vibrant.
Chairman Adam W. Perry
For the Erie County Advisory Committee on Reapportionment
The Advisory Committee on Reapportionment is created every 10 years for the purpose of creating a proposed local law establishing new Legislative Districts based on Census Bureau data. Scroll down on this page to find meeting dates and press releases.
Section 210. Advisory committee on reapportionment reads:
During the first three months of the year following the year in which a federal decennial census is taken, an advisory committee shall be created to make recommendations to the county legislature on whether and how the county legislature should be reapportioned consistent with federal and state law. During the first two months the chairman of the county legislature shall give public notice of the intent to create such an advisory committee and shall invite interested persons and groups to inform the county legislature of their availability to serve on such an advisory committee. The county legislature shall appoint the advisory committee consisting of fifteen members, as follows: the chairman of the county legislature or his or her designee, the majority and minority leaders of the legislature or their designees, the commissioners of the board of elections or their designees, and ten residents of Erie county representing interested community groups, five of whom shall be appointed by the majority leader and five of whom shall be appointed by the minority leader. The chairman of the advisory committee shall be appointed by the chairman of the legislature. The advisory committee shall submit its final report to the county legislature within sixty days of its appointment or within sixty days of the official release of certified federal census data for Erie county, whichever is later. At any time prior to the expiration of this term, the county legislature may extend such term once, for a period not to exceed thirty days.
Amended by Local Law No. 7 1981.
Chairperson: Adam Perry
|Minority Leader John Mills||Brian R.||Biggie|
|Majority Leader Maria Whyte||Daniel M.||Boody|
|Majority Leader Maria Whyte||Rev. Jeff E.||Carter, Jr.|
|Minority Leader John Mills||Emilio||Colaiacovo|
|Minority Leader John Mills||Jorge S.||de Rosas|
|Minority Leader John Mills||Jonathan S.||Hickey|
|Minority Leader John Mills||Martha||Lamparelli|
|Majority Leader Maria Whyte||Jesse W.||Martin, Jr.|
|Chair Barbara Miller-Williams||Adam W.||Perry|
|Majority Leader Maria Whyte||Jonathan D.||Rivera|
|Majority Leader Maria Whyte||Diane M.||Terranova|
|Majority Leader Maria Whyte||Jeremy C.||Toth|
|Minority Leader John Mills||Bryan||Wittmeyer|
Clerks: John C. Davis, Bryan Fiume and Scott Krull
Erie County Legislature Advisory Committee on Reapportionment Sets Meeting and Public Hearing Dates
Buffalo, NY – The Erie County Legislature Advisory Committee on Reapportionment announced today a series of meetings that they will hold with regards to the redistricting process for Erie County.
The Advisory Committee will hold its second meeting on Monday, March 21, 2011 at 5:00 P.M., followed immediately by a Public Hearing on the matter of redistricting. The meeting will be held in the Chambers of the Erie County Legislature, 92 Franklin St., 4th Floor, Buffalo, N.Y. The purpose of this meeting will be to advise the community of the process that the Advisory Committee will follow and to then hear from the community regarding matters of concern to them.
The third meeting of the Advisory Committee is scheduled for Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 10:30 A.M., also in the Chambers of the Erie County Legislature.
The Advisory Committee will then hold three (3) Public Hearings on reapportionment at the campuses of Erie Community College on April 12th, 13th and 14th from 5:00 – 7:30 P.M. Members of the public are encouraged to attend and speak to Committee Members about their priorities regarding the redistricting process. The meetings will be held at the following locations:
Tuesday, April 12th: ECC City Campus Auditorium, 121 Ellicott St., Buffalo, N.Y. 14203
Wednesday, April 13th: ECC North Campus, 6205 Main St., Williamsville, N.Y. 14221 in K Bldg. (Kittinger Hall) Lecture Hall, Room 100. (Enter off Youngs Rd. or Wehrle Dr.)
Thursday, April 14th: ECC South Campus Auditorium (Building 5), 4041 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park, N.Y. 14127
A fourth meeting of the Advisory Committee is scheduled for Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 10:30 A.M. in the Chambers of the Erie County Legislature, 92 Franklin St., 4th Floor, Buffalo, N.Y.
A page has been added to the Erie County Legislature’s website that includes information about the Advisory Committee on Reapportionment at: http://www2.erie.gov/legislature/index.php?q=advisory-committee-reapportionment
Members of the public and the media are encouraged to visit the website for updates on the Advisory Committee’s schedule, and for minutes of previous meetings.
For additional information: Please contact John Calvin Davis at 858-8807.
For questions please contact the Clerk of the Legislature at (716) 858-7500
2010 Census Population Data for Erie County
CATT RES 1,833
GRAND IS 20,374
N. COLLINS 3,523
TON RES 34
ORCHARD PK 29,054
W. SENECA 44,711