Written by Pat Grace. firstname.lastname@example.org Friday, 22 February 2013 00:00
The redistricting map proposed by the Republican Party in the Nassau County Legislature passed through the rules committee along party lines. The presiding officer, reported Legislator Judi Bosworth, said they were just passing it along to be discussed at the full legislative session on Feb 25.
Manhasset residents concerned about the map should attend the Feb. 25 full legislative session which begins at 1 p.m. at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building. 1550 Franklin Avenue, Mineola. Meetings are held on the first floor legislative chamber. There will be time for public comment. One of the flaws of the map, Bosworth noted, is that is separates the Manhasset community into as many legislative districts as it does - three.
The Manhasset School District would be in two legislative districts.
Roslyn would be separated into four legislative districts and the Town of North Hempstead would actually have seven county legislators, instead of the current four.
Residents, if concerned, could also email individual legislators, or, especially email County Executive Mangano, because, Bosworth explained, the map will likely pass according to party lines so the county executive would have the ability to veto the map. Visit www.nassau countyny.gov and click on “Contact the county executive.”
Following the 2011 election the map was not found to have standing because it did not follow procedures as specified in the Nassau County charter and was overturned. In 2011, Bosworth recalled that the county executive signed it immediately, that day, and sent it directly to Albany. So, she said, if residents are troubled by the map, don’t wait until the meeting to voice your concerns.