I submitted an article the other day for the Planetizen news feed and it finally got posted. The article is about plans to create a gerrymandered city council district in Buffalo for artists, intellectuals and activists.
“This is not an attempt to carve out boundaries for some elite area,” said map sponsor Jeffrey A. Tooke. “It’s about giving a voice to a diverse community with a lot of folks who have some creative ideas.”
In a plan he submitted to the Citizens’ Advisory Commission on Reapportionment, Tooke said such a strategy could be a catalyst for downtown revitalization and citizen involvement.