County releases final redistricting draft, public again invited to comment

— From Albany County 

The final redistricting map draft has been released by the Albany County Redistricting Commission. Few of the changes from the first draft affect residents who live within the Enterprise coverage area. 

ALBANY COUNTY — The Albany County Redistricting Commission has released the final draft map ahead of a June 30 public hearing scheduled for 5 p.m. at the Harold L. Joyce Albany County Office Building in Albany.

Residents may also submit comments to the commission through its email address:

In relation to the first map draft, most of the changes in the current version affect the county’s largest municipalities, while areas within the Enterprise coverage area are almost entirely unaffected. 

Still, residents on the southern half of Ostrander Road in Guilderland will find themselves in District 31 in the final draft as opposed to District 33 in the first draft. The reverse is true for residents on the southernmost quarter of Depot Road.

District 31 includes Altamont and Knox, and is represented by Republican Jeff Perlee. District 33 is represented by Democrat William Reinhardt.

In Knox, residents on the portion of Rock Road that sits between Switzkill Road and Helderberg Trail will also find themselves in District 31, instead of District 39, which is represented by Republican Chris Smith and includes the rest of the Hilltowns. 

In all cases, the residents affected by the changes in the final draft were essentially returned to their current districts. 

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