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City Council report: City prepares to file again on redistricting


Orin Pierson

Dave Berg and Rodney Anderson were presented with Al Dwyer’s Mayor’s Award by Cindi Lagoudakis during Friday night’s Art’s Council concert, in recognition of their tireless volunteering efforts providing sound and lighting support for performances of all kinds in Wright Auditorium.

Petersburg will be ready once again to go to court against the Alaska Redistricting Board in order to stay in the district with Sitka, the City Council decided during a regular meeting Monday.

The council opposes the plan because they say it reduces, disproportionately the representation of Petersburg voters in the House and Senate District. Also, the district Petersburg would be in with Juneau under the new plan is not compact enough to be lawful under the state constitution.

The city last year filed a suit in Superior Court and lost. But the State Supreme Court ordered the board to take...

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