Advisory Committee on Reapportionment

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Public Hearing Notice/Media Advisory 

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Erie County Advisory Committee on Reapportionment has scheduled the following Public Hearing, open to the public: 

  • Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 6:00 P.M., Chambers of the Erie County Legislature, 92 Franklin Street, 4th Floor, Buffalo, NY 14202 

Members of the public are encouraged to attend and speak to Committee Members about their priorities regarding the redistricting process and proposed new maps for the Erie County Legislature.

 

Dated: Buffalo, N.Y., October 1, 2021 

By: Robert M. Graber, Clerk, Erie County Legislature

 

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Submission of Written Testimony Concerning Proposed Reapportionment Maps

 

For members of the public who wish to provide written comments concerning the proposed reapportionment maps, please email the Clerk of the Legislature your written submissions at Robert.Graber@erie.gov

You can also mail them via surface mail to:

 

Robert M. Graber, Clerk

Erie County Legislature

92 Franklin Street, 4th Floor

Buffalo, NY 14202

 

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Pursuant to Section 210 of the Erie County Charter, the Erie County Advisory Committee on Reapportionment is created every 10 years for the purpose of making recommendations to the Erie County Legislature on whether and how the County Legislature should be reapportioned consistent with federal and state law.

 

Section 210. Advisory committee on reapportionment.

 

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.

 

Chairperson:

 

Danise Wilson, MPH

 

Members:

 

Appointed by the Majority Leader

Brittanylee Penberthy, Esq.

Danielle Johnson, Ph.D.

Matthew Kibler, Esq.

Jessica Kulpit, Esq.

Jeffrey Swiatek, Esq.

William Schmid

 

Appointed by the Minority Leader

Christina Holdsworth, Esq.

Joseph Burns, Esq.

James Domagalski, Esq.

Brandi LoBianco

Michael Charles Cimasi, Esq.

Scott Allen, Jr., Esq.

 

Board of Elections Commissioners

Ralph Mohr, Esq. (Republican)

Jeremy Zellner (Democrat)

 

Legislature Staff Supporting the Committee

 

Majority Caucus Staff

Timothy Callan

Sean Mulligan

Erich Weyant

 

Minority Caucus Staff

Bryan Fiume

Steve Whipple

Arthur Musarra

Ross Kostecky

Katarina Schmieder

 

For questions concerning the Committee, please contact Timothy Callan, Chief of Staff of the Legislature at 716-858-8853 or Timothy.Callan@erie.gov.

 

Scheduled Meetings of the 2021 Erie County Advisory Committee on Reapportionment

 

Friday, September 17

Friday, October 1

Friday, October 15

Friday, October 29

 

The meetings are all being held at 12:00 pm in the Chambers of the Erie County Legislature, 92 Franklin Street, Fourth Floor, Buffalo, NY 14202

 

Public Hearing Notice/Media Advisory for Public Hearings of the Committee

 

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Erie County Advisory Committee on Reapportionment has scheduled the following Public Hearings, all open to the public:

 

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 6:00 P.M.

SUNY Erie - ECC City Campus, Old Post Office Building, Room 420

121 Ellicott St., Buffalo, N.Y.  14203

 

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 6:00 P.M.

SUNY Erie - ECC North Campus

K Building (Kittinger Hall) Lecture Hall, Room 100

6205 Main St., Williamsville, NY 14221

 

Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 6:00 P.M.

SUNY Erie - ECC South Campus

Building No. 5, Room 5102 (First Floor)

4041 Southwestern Blvd, Orchard Park, NY 14127

 

Members of the public are encouraged to attend and speak to Committee Members about their priorities regarding the redistricting process.

Contact

Phone: (716) 858-7500
Fax: (716) 858-8895

Erie County Legislature
92 Franklin Street - 4th Floor
Buffalo, New York 14202

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