The City’s Decennial Districting Board is holding three community meetings soliciting input from citizens on whether the boundaries of the City Council districts should change as a result of the new population figures and if so, how they should change.
The community meetings will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on:
Tuesday, Oct. 4, at the West Central Community Center, 1603 N. Belt.
Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the East Central Community Center, 500 S. Stone.
Thursday, Oct. 6, at the Northeast Community Center, 4001 N. Cook.
The City has eight months from the official receipt of the 2010 Census data from the State Redistricting Commission to prepare a redistricting plan.
The redistricting process requires that the City work to create Council Districts that are as equal in population as possible and that meet other criteria as established by state law. The process will not impact the 2011 City elections. The current council boundaries and election precincts already are established for this fall’s election.
Via email from Marlene Feist, City of Spokane Public Affairs Officer.
For more details on city of Spokane redistricting read Jim Camden's story here.