Oneida Ward Redistricting Proposal To Be On November Ballot

Redistricting never ends. Oneida voters will consider a proposal to remap the city council in November. And without complete agreement by council member Mike Bowe. Leah McDonald reports in the Oneida Daily Dispatch that “one of Bowe’s concerns was that councilors only had a day to really look over the proposal by the Oneida County planning committee contracted to redraw the lines. That group was paid to draw up three possibilities, but council went with the first draft, which Bowe said was unheard of.

His main concern was with the way the population was shifted. Ward 3, for instance, only needed about 132 people moved, but instead lost more than 900 and gained about 800.”

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