PeggyAnn McConnochie, the Board's only member from Southeast Alaska, who had worked on the previous maps of Southeast and this one over the weekend, expressed strong displeasure with the Court's ruling and with the new map itself. From my notes, this is one of several times she conveyed her displeasure with what she felt she was forced to do:
We’ve been told something by Supreme Court that I think is neither right nor reasonable - not considering Native districts, Native communities, etc.
Does Option A fit the Supreme Court’s standards? Yes. Do I like it? Absolutely not.
Here's Option A.
[UPDATE 3pm: I should have mentioned the Board expects this to get to the Supreme Court tomorrow and that parties will have until Friday to comment.]
[UPDATE 5pm: The Board's website now has links to maps for each of the four redrawn districts.
Here are my rough running notes of the meeting. BEWARE - there are inaccuracies and omissions but you should get a sense of what happened. The transcript should be up soon on the Redistricting Board's website. May14 Alaska Redistricting Board Meeting ROUGH Notes