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Commentary: Buffalo's Reapportionment Controversy

By Henry Louis Taylor, Jr.

Buffalo, NY – For weeks, Buffalo has been embroiled in an effort to re-draw the Common Council's district lines. Toward this end, a citizens advisory commission was appointed to make recommendations to the Council. But a majority of Council members did not support the commission's recommendation to eliminate two seats. They support cutting three at-large seats and the Council president. Listener-Commentator Henry Louis Taylor, Jr. says that would cause three African-American lawmakers to lose their seats. Click the "listen" icon above to hear Dr. Taylor's commentary.

Dr. Henry Louis Taylor Jr. was a member of the Citizens Advisory Commission on Reapportionment. He's also an expert in urban planning at the University at Buffalo.