Everett City Council Says Districts Not Now

July 31, 2017

Everett Government


It was a full council chambers for a special meeting on council districts

At a standing room only public hearing tonight the Everett City Council heard from 34 people in favor of putting the Districts Now proposal for council districts on the November ballot and 3 people who were against the idea.

Currently all seven Everett City Council positions are at large. The plan in question would change that to five different districts with just two at large positions. In a 5 – 2 vote the council said no. Instead they will talk about forming a districting plan and how to move forward at their upcoming council retreat in October.

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The Everett City Council discusses Everett Districts Now.

Council member Brenda Stonecipher and Council President Touhy voted to put the issue to voters while council members Bader, Franklin, Roberts, Moore and Murphy voted no. Mayor Ray Stephanson was not present at tonight’s meeting.

After the vote, Megan Dunn, one of the driving forces behind Everett Districts Now told MyEverettNews.com that her group will continue to collect signatures and they believe they have until 45 days prior to the general election to gather the number of ballots needed to force the issue onto the ballot. The City of Everett says that deadline has come and gone.

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