The King County Districting Committee begins public hearings this week on four alternate County Council redistricting plans. The plans are online at www.kingcounty.gov/districting.
The public can learn more about the plans and offer comment at the following meetings:
Wednesday, June 29
Shoreline City Hall
17500 Midvale Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133
Thursday, June 30
Bellevue City Hall
450 110th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
Written testimony can be submitted on the committee website or mailed to: Districting Committee, 516 Third Avenue, Room 1200, Seattle, WA 98104.
Each draft plan uses a different approach in order to meet the redistricting requirements in state law and the County Charter. Following community input and further study by the Districting Committee, the draft plans may be revised, combined, or one proposal may be adopted as is. A single, final district plan must be approved by the Committee by January 15, 2012
In July, the Committee will hold hearings in Des Moines and Seattle (schedule).