Friday, June 28, 2013
Redistricting Board Public Hearing Anchorage - Ketchikan Wants Prince of Wales - live blogging
Got here a little late, but meeting hadn't started. Chair announced the situation - approved of 7 Board options and three private options plus Ketchikan. Then they got three more from Calista and AFFER. And another today
[Basically Ketchikan wants part of Prince of Wales Island.]
Ketchikan - Dan
Carefully consider the 8 page letter. All to happy to provide additional information and supporting materials. As I understand rules of redistrict, especially in the hickel process, contiguity, one-person one vote etc. Similar to Board Option A.
Torg: When we had hearings in Prince of Wales - they said they didn't want PoW divided. Have you talked to them about this?
Dan: We have not. It is mathmatically impossible 1 person 1 vote. Population characteristics impossible to keep Prince of Wales intact. VRA change is certainly a game changer. We have very strong ties to Metlakatla and PoW. More than with northern communities on the island. I understand PoW desire to keep all communities int he same election district. It just can't happen in my opinion, given
Torg: Have you looked at map G?
Dan: Mostly A
Torg: Option G does keep PoW in one piece, so please look at that and give us your opinion.
AFFER - Mr. Ruedrich
[He's setting up his powerpoint - there's a break here so I'll post this for now.]