The Anchorage Assembly has voted to move ahead with reapportionment Map 11v2, offered by Assemblyman John Weddleton. Assembly members have until March 7 to propose amendments to the map, which creates new boundaries for all 12 Anchorage Assembly seats.
Those amendments will be posted on the Reapportionment Committee’s website by March 14, and a public hearing on the map and amendments is scheduled for the Assembly meeting of March 15; the meeting begins at 6 pm. A final vote on the map is scheduled for a special Assembly meeting on March 23.
Reapportionment happens after the federal census is taken, whenever Anchorage’s population has shifted in such a way that the districts are no longer roughly equivalent in population. For the process, which is a political exercise bounded by some rules, the Assembly serves as the reapportionment committee.