Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Redistricting -- next meeting in the New Year

When the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission last met (last week), members discussed the possibility they would meet this week. If they did, it would be Thursday (Dec 29). To do so, the AIRC needed to post notice today.

No notice was posted. The next time the commission actually needs to meet is when the Voting Rights Act analysis is complete. That will not be this week. At this time, likely dates for the next meeting include Tuesday (Jan 3, 2012) or Thursday (Jan 5). When they do reconvene, it will probably be at the Fiesta Resort in Tempe.

Besides the highly anticipated racial analysis, Ex. Dir. Bladine expects to have updated information on IRC expenditures to date, including a better idea on total legal fees incurred to defend against the last month's GOP power grab.

On November 22nd, state Rep. Daniel Patterson requested public records (from the governor) disclosing Brewer's expenditures on legal fees for court fights related to controversial public policies (i.e. SB1070 and the attempted decapitation of the AIRC and more). Thus far, Patterson says Brewer's office has only minimally complied with the request. When I get more information on the cost of Brewer's legal misadventures, I will let you know.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the advance information on the next possible meeting. I'll pencil in those dates on my calendar.