(Downtown Phoenix, AZ)
By Jeremy Duda | AZ Mirror
On their long-awaited first day of mapmaking, the five members of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission proposed a raft of changes that would be dramatic departures from the current congressional and legislative districts.
The commissioners met at Phoenix City Council chambers on Monday, the first of two consecutive days of meetings, to make their first adjustments to the grid map they approved last month. Many of the changes stemmed from public testimony they heard during a statewide “listening tour” over the summer and during a more recent series of meetings on the grid maps.
The commissioners started with the congressional map, including one proposal that could have major ramifications for the race for an open seat in the Tucson area.