ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — After months of back and forth, Monroe County legislators may have reached a possible resolution to their public fight over changing up the district’s legislative borders.

Legislature President and Democrat Sabrina LaMar is now backing a plan that would include six districts in which Black voters make up the majority.

Lamar, along with the support of Republicans in the legislature, had previous pushed a plan with five Black-majority districts. This was vetoed by Monroe County Executive Adam Bello. Lamar said this new plan incorporates Bello’s feedback.

Bello issued a statement Thursday along with his own revised six district map. He offers to negotiate but also states, “If the County Legislature is truly serious about passing a map with six majority Black districts that meets all legal standards, they should move quickly to pass this map.”


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