Friday, June 03, 2011

10am Today: Carving Up Anchorage (and Probably Tomorrow)

The Alaska Redistricting Board Meets at 10 am this morning in their Sunshine Mall office (411 W. 4th Avenue, Suite 302).

You can also listen online.
And watch pieces of Anchorage get moved around at GoToMeeting

Here are the maps that were passed out yesterday.

The two above are the "Municipality of Anchorage" (MOA) maps that were presented at the public testimony by Assembly Chair Debbie Ossiander, though later, two other Assembly members said they were never involved in the map.   I've been told that it is almost identical to the AFFER (the group led by Rebublican Chair Randy Ruedrich).  The map below was not labeled - I didn't notice until I got home.  But I think it might be the AFFER map and you can compare it with the two MOA maps above.

 AFFR (above and below) is a coalition of Union and some Native groups.  Yesterday the board was talking about using the AFFR and MOA plans as they map out Anchorage.

The one below is the Rights Coalition plan. (It too is unmarked, but I asked.)  This group is basically the Democratic party group.  

Except for the MOA map, you really can't tell where the lines are drawn.  I'm hoping the board will make the lines clean for the maps they are seriously considering, before they approve them. 

You should get as good a look at the maps as anyone will have if you listen to the meeting online AND connect to GoToMeeting.   It begins at 10am today.

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