Arrow-right Camera

Eye On Boise

Four more congressional district plans proposed

The redistricting commission has reconvened; Democrats wanted to move ahead with starting to consider legislative district plans while they mull a compromise plan on congressional districts, but Co-Chairman Evan Frasure of Pocatello refused, saying that would "confuse the issue" as "they're two separate tasks." For now, the commission has decided to introduce several more proposed plans that Frasure has worked up. The first, C-39, has a one-person deviation and is called the "5 Ada Cities Whole Plan;" it moves Boise County into District 2. The second, C-40, dubbed the "Owyhee" plan, leaves all counties in the districts they're in now, and just adjusts the line through Ada County. The third, C-41, avoids splitting any precincts, but has a deviation of plus or minus 104 people. The fourth, C-42, dubbed "Eagle Road," has a population deviation of plus or minus four people, and a slightly different line through Ada County. Said Frasure, "I guess we'll give you a few more to contemplate overnight."

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to Eye On Boise
Eye On Boise

News, happenings and more from the Idaho Legislature and the state capital.