“This is putting us on the map,” Onondaga County Democratic Elections Commissioner Dustin Czarny said. “This is the first city in New York to do this. First city east of the Mississippi to do this.”
In an era of redistricting controversy, this process is exciting to some like Czarny who served on the county Redistricting Commission, which resulted in district maps that Democrats in the Legislature threatened to sue over.
“We saw what happened with the county redistricting. We saw what happened with the state redistricting. Processes that seem to be doomed to fall. Hopefully, this process will be an example people will see to take politics out of redistricting and make it about what the people want,” Czarny said.