Citizens Needed To Update Everett City Council District Boundaries (Seriously)

December 9, 2021

Everett Government

The five Districts as they currently exist.

Yes, while the new City Council members elected this past November in Everett, Washington have yet to be sworn in, it’s time to set up another Districting Commission to adjust the City Council District boundaries. It’s a process that will happen now every ten years following the Decennial Census. Here’s more information and a link to apply by January 3rd to be on the 2022 Districting Commission.

Community members interested in updating the city council district map to reflect 2020 Census data are invited to apply to serve on the Districting Commission.

The City Charter and Washington state law require the City of Everett to develop new city council district boundaries following each federal decennial census.

Applications will be accepted through Monday, Jan. 3, and are available now on the City’s website: everettwa.gov/districting. Mayor Cassie Franklin and the city council will each select one person to serve on the commission. Those eight individuals will then select the ninth member of the group.

The commission will begin meeting in early 2022 to select their ninth member, appoint a districting master, and begin evaluating and revising the city council district map based on 2020 Census data. The commission will also host public forums citywide and in each existing district. The final plan will be adopted by the city council by Nov. 1, 2022.

City council districts were approved by Everett voters in November 2018. The initial districting commission began meeting in 2019, developing the district plan and current map which was adopted in 2020.

Learn more about districting and fill out the application at everettwa.gov/districting.



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