Essentially they met in executive session to discuss litigation and then in open session they moved:
1. To appeal the Superior Court decision to the Supreme Court
2. Authorize the attorney to submit the Interim plan for adoption.
This is quick and dirty. Here are my rough notes from today's board meeting. Recognize they are just a rough image of what was said.
11:41 Roll call - after problems getting Marie Greene connected from
Canada. In Anchorage only Board member is John Torgerson. The others
are all here via teleconference.
Staff - Michael White, Taylor Bickford, and
White: Submitted Amended Proclamation. Last Friday it disagreed with
how we interpreted the Hickel Process. Didn’t say we should have done
the whole state over, but did say we should have reviewed each
district. Also problem with District 32. Bottom line: We didn’t
follow the Hickel process at the first level. Have to make findings on
each and every district. Then plan goes back to him and he approves the
constitutional issues and then it comes back and we go from there.
We didn’t follow first process of Hickel Process.
Decision today is to appeal or comply. That’s what we’ll decided in executive session today.
Torgerson: Questions of Mr. White.
Hearing none, we’ll go to item 5. Motion to go into Executive Session to discuss strategy to go to the supreme court.
Roll Call: 5-0 yea
11:46 - disconnect from teleconference and clear the room and we should be back on in a few minutes.
12:26pm Board room now opening and setting up the bridge for the teleconference.
12:28 back in session.
Motions out there?
PeggyAnn McConnochie: Authorize counsel to appeal trial court’s ruling to the supreme court.
No discussion. Vote 5-0 in favor.
PeggyAnn McConnochie: Move to authorize counsel to petition the court to institute the interim plan.
Discussion: None vote 5-0 yea
PAM: Motion to adjourn:
[UPDATE 3:30pm - Here are links to the Interim Plan - statewide and closer look at Fairbanks in the Interim Plan. These are from a redistricting board post dated April 5, 2012.]