Note to Mayor Koch....Be careful...Speaker Sheldon Silver's seeming endorsement of an independent redistricting committee seems too good to be true...The leadership of either house has no interest in drawing lines other than to do so in a manner to preserve and expand their grip on power.
Granted, the Assembly probably stays Democratic no matter how the lines are drawn, but Mr. Silver raised eyebrows by saying a deal on redistricting would happen.
Mayor Edward Koch had been conducting a statewide campaign to shame lawmakers into reform.
However, any "independent" commission will surely be packed with people well marinated in the duopoly that rules Albany. Lots of Carl McCall type people billed as distinguised and above the fray but well steeped in the system as we know it.
backed an independent commission to draw legislative district lines.