If you care about how the new Congressional and state legislative districts in Arizona are drawn (based on 2010 Census changes), then you might want to attend the upcoming meeting of the AIRC (Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission). Based on population increase, Arizona is supposed to get an additional Congressional District seat in the U.S. Congress. Next meeting of the AIRC in Tucson:
Thursday June 30, 1 p.m. at
Pima Community College – District Office
4905 E. Broadway Blvd.
Building “C” Room #105
Tucson, AZ 85709 (West of Rosemont Blvd)
I reported about this AIRC when they met earlier this month on June 15 in Oro Valley (click here), and I attended a May AIRC meeting in Tucson at the UA Student Union. You can also watch the meetings via Live Stream (usually) at their website: www.azredistricting.org. And there is always a Call for Public Comment period in which members of the public can provide input.
The June 30 agenda indicates a presentation by their mapping consultant.
The Commission meets mostly in Phoenix, so this is another chance for Tucsonans to watch the process live, and participate if they chose to.
Note: I personally know Commissioner Rick Stertz having served as Co-chair with him years ago on a neighborhood Zoning/Land Use committee.