Arizona Redistricting Update

Jeremy Duda, reporter at the Arizona Mirror, live-tweeted during the IRC's meeting on April 27, 2021.


Here are his tweets. You can read them on Twitter as well.


8:58 a.m.


The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission is about to begin today's meeting. You can watch here:


9:02 a.m.


Here's today's agenda. We'll hear a discussion of the 3 mapping consultants and a possible decision on which firm they'll hire. publicmeetings.az.gov/sites/default/…


9:04 a.m.


While the commissioners were shooting the breeze before the start of the meeting, we learned that Commissioner Mehl's father was a basketball star at the University of Cincinnati.


9:11 a.m.


Commissioner Watchman is having technical problems, so the commission approved the minutes of last week's meeting 4-0


9:13 a.m.


The public comments submitted to the commission are available online. You can check them out here: irc.az.gov/public-meetings


9:16 a.m.


Mehl says he's disappointed that last week's interviews of the 3 mapping firms couldn't be done in public, says they all interviewed very well and the presentations were very detailed. State procurement laws mandated that those interviews be done in executive session.


9:25 a.m.


The IRC has gone into executive session to receive a briefing from legal counsel


10:04 a.m.


The commission has returned from executive session


10:06 a.m.