Committee hosts meeting on county redistricting

June 28, 2011

By Staff

The citizen panel responsible for redrawing King County Council districts is holding a series of meetings to gather public input.

In January, the council appointed members to the King County Districting Committee, the group responsible for redrawing council districts based on 2010 Census data.

Though the committee is not hosting a meeting in Issaquah, residents can offer input on redistricting at Bellevue City Hall, 450 110th Ave. N.E., at 6:30 p.m. June 30.

Both Issaquah-area districts — 3 and 9 — experienced widespread population increases since 2000 and, as a result, could undergo significant boundary changes.

The committee unveiled proposals June 20 to shift Issaquah into District 6, split the city between districts 3 and 9, or maintain a map similar to the status quo.

Committee members received public input at community meetings in early May.

The county committee is only responsible for redrawing council districts. The separate state Redistricting Commission is responsible for redrawing legislative and congressional districts.

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