Thursday, May 17, 2007

Suffolk County Creates Independent Redistricting Commission

Governor Spitzer joined Suffolk County Executive Levy today for the signing of the bill that creates a “non-political commission” to perform redistricting for the county legislature.

As Newsday reports:
Levy's initiative would set up an eight-member commission with four Republicans and four Democrats, but no one actively involved in politics. Members would include four retired judges, two representatives from recognized minority groups and two from good government watchdog groups.
In many respects, this is certainly an example for the state Legislature to follow.

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