Testimony regarding the County Executive proposed budget for the Onondaga County Board of Elections for 2023

On September 21, 2022 The Onondaga County Board of Elections appeared before the Onondaga County Legislature in our annual budget review. This is our oral presentation. https://open.spotify.com/episode/1FCEmWznxUtBWxk4BRScKi Written Testimony Dear Members of the Onondaga County Legislature, The 2023 calendar year will present enormous challenges for the Onondaga County Board of Elections.  Our office will seeContinue reading “Testimony regarding the County Executive proposed budget for the Onondaga County Board of Elections for 2023”

Lawsuit on Challenging Onondaga County map

I took part in a Press Conference today with Legislator Chris Ryan and Common Council President Helen Hudson announcing the filing of a legal challenge to the Onondaga County Legislative maps which we allege are a partisan and racial gerrymander in violation of the Onondaga County Charter, the Municipal Home Rule Law, and NY Constitution.Continue reading “Lawsuit on Challenging Onondaga County map”

Testimony in front of the Syracuse Common Council on the proposed maps by the Syracuse Redistricting Commission

On August 9, 2022 I spoke to the Syracuse Common Council about the proposed maps delivered to them by the City of Syracuse Redistricting Commission. I urged them to trust the commission and finish this project which would bring changes to our city lines for the first time in over 20 years. See the entireContinue reading “Testimony in front of the Syracuse Common Council on the proposed maps by the Syracuse Redistricting Commission”

The 2nd Syracuse Redistricting Hearing 3/26/22

I was asked to do an impromptu testimony for the 2nd public hearing of the Syracuse redistricting Commission. I had no prepared remarks but I talked briefly about the importance of factoring in schools. mainly the 5 city high schools, when determining council boundaries. I urge all to go to these meetings and share theirContinue reading “The 2nd Syracuse Redistricting Hearing 3/26/22”

My testimony to the Syracuse Independent Redistricting Commission

For transparencies sake I am releasing my written testimony to the Syracuse Independent Redistricting Commission (follow link for future hearing dates), I am also posting a video of the redistricting hearing. It is important to note I have no voting power on this commission and my suggestions are made as a City resident and notContinue reading “My testimony to the Syracuse Independent Redistricting Commission”

My Testimony in front of the Joint NYS Senate and NYS Assembly Budget Hearings for Local Government Officials/General Government

Above is my video and audio versions of my panel’s testimony. The full day’s testimony can be found here: https://www.nysenate.gov/calendar/public-hearings/february-09-2022/joint-legislative-public-hearing-2022-executive-budget My Prepared Written remarks are below: Testimony before The New York State Assembly & New York State Senate Joint Legislative Budget Hearing on Local Government Officials/ General Government Wednesday, February 9, 2022. Dustin M. Czarny,Continue reading “My Testimony in front of the Joint NYS Senate and NYS Assembly Budget Hearings for Local Government Officials/General Government”

My 11/18/21 letter to Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon urging a veto of the proposed legislative maps.

Mr. County Executive, For three years, the people of Onondaga County have been asking for a more transparent and less partisan redistricting process that will result in fair maps.  They petitioned the Onondaga County Legislature and City of Syracuse Common Council in 2019 to replace their partisan processes and put citizens in charge of trulyContinue reading “My 11/18/21 letter to Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon urging a veto of the proposed legislative maps.”

My prepared testimony in front of the Onondaga County Legislature Budget Hearing 10/8/21

(For transparency’s sake I have decided to share my prepared written testimony for today’s Budget Hearing for the Onondaga County Board of Elections at the Onondaga County Legislature.  I am arguing for more funding and against the County Executive’s cuts of our draft budget.) October 8, 2021 Budget Committee Hearing Onondaga County Legislature  The BoardContinue reading “My prepared testimony in front of the Onondaga County Legislature Budget Hearing 10/8/21”

My Testimony to the NYS Senate Elections Committee Hearing on BOE Reform 9/21/21

(Below is my written testimony as submitted to the NYS Elections Committee Hearing on BOE Reform in Albany, NY on September 21, 2021.  I present this to the public in an effort to further educate on elections matters as well as being transparent. The above video is the actual panel for testimony which is moreContinue reading “My Testimony to the NYS Senate Elections Committee Hearing on BOE Reform 9/21/21”

Sunday Thoughts:  My Early Voting Expansion Proposal

Note:  Early this month I formally submitted this proposal to expand Early Voting in Onondaga County.  When we the OCBOE formally met on Monday May 3rd, 2021 my counterpart refused to discuss expansion this year and opted to stick with just 6 sites.  This makes Onondaga County the largest county doing the bare minimum ofContinue reading “Sunday Thoughts:  My Early Voting Expansion Proposal”