EVERETT DISTRICTING PUBLIC COMMENT MEETINGSTue, September 8, 2020 by Marcee MaylinSHARE NOW HomeThings To KnowEVERETT DISTRICTING PUBLIC COMMENT MEETINGSYOUR FINAL CHANCE TO HAVE YOUR VOICE HEARD ABOUT EVERETT’S DISTRICTINGIn 2018, Everett voters approved Proposition One to change the Everett City Council’s governing body to a district system. This would change the current council from seven at large members to five members who must reside in the district they represent, and two at large council seats.A commission was established to draw the districts and present a proposal to the Everett City Council no later than November 1, 2020, and for the Everett City Council to adopt the proposal without modification at their November 4, 2020 meeting. A comprehensive look at this process is available at https://everettwa.gov/1856/Districting, where you can view all the districting meetings and look at the results of the survey they commissioned at https://everettwa.gov/DocumentCenter/View/14322/Districting-survey-results_reportThere are only six public input meetings scheduled for further comment. They are:Public Meeting 1: Sept. 10, 2020, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.Public Meeting 2: Sept. 12, 2020, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.Public Meeting 3: Sept. 13, 2020, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.Public Meeting 4: Sept. 14, 2020, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.Public Meeting 5: Sept. 14, 2020, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.Public Meeting 6: Sept. 17, 2020, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.You can attend any of the meetings virtually, but only one, and you need to register two days in advance. You can do so at https://everettwa.gov/FormCenter/Boards-Commissions-25/Districting-community-meeting-RSVP-361.You can also send any concerns, comments, and questions to [email protected], who is committed to placing all of those before the commission and including them in the final meeting packet.