YOUR FINAL CHANCE TO HAVE YOUR VOICE HEARD ABOUT EVERETT’S DISTRICTING

In 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_report

There 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 Nwebber@everettwa.gov, who is committed to placing all of those before the commission and including them in the final meeting packet.

Marcee Maylin has a degree in Editorial Journalism from the University of Washington and 30+ years media experience.