Public hearings underway for redistricting plans

Juneau session set for 1 p.m. Wednesday at Capitol

Public hearings are being held this week to provide Alaskans an opportunity to weigh in on two options being considered for statewide redistricting.

The only difference between the two plans is the Senate District pairings. The plan gives two Senate options for Ketchikan’s House district. One would link it with Valdez, Cordova and Delta Junction. Another other would link Ketchikan with Kodiak and Seward.

There are also alternatives to where the lines are drawn for the Mat-Su region and Southeast Alaska.

The first public hearing this week was held Monday in Anchorage. Each person who signed up was given five minutes to voice an opinion on the redistricting proposals.

Other hearings will be held in Fairbanks on Tuesday, in Juneau at 1 p.m. today and in Cordova on Thursday. The Juneau hearing will be in the Capitol Building, Room 106.

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