New York City – State Senator Liz Krueger released the following statement regarding proposed City Council district lines released by the New York City Districting Commission:

“While I understand that the most recent proposal for City Council district lines from the Districting Commission is still subject to change before being finalized, I am very concerned with the transfer of Roosevelt Island and significant portions of the East Side to a primarily Queens-centered district. These neighborhoods are part of a single community of interest with the Upper East Side, and are deeply tied to the area through history, long standing personal and institutional relationships, and simple geography. The lines as proposed will result in less streamlined, less effective representation for the residents of these areas. I hope that the next proposal will correct this error.”