EVERETT, Wash. – Everett’s Districting Commission is hosting six virtual community meetings in September for community members to learn about, and provide input on, the proposed city council district map.
Virtual community meeting schedule
Meetings will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams. Participants can join via the Microsoft Teams web app or by phone at 425-616-3920, conference ID 151 198 687#. The meetings will also be streamed for viewing on Everett Channel, YouTube and Facebook.
- Public meeting 1: Sept. 10, 5 - 7 p.m.
- Public meeting 2: Sept. 12, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
- Public meeting 3: Sept. 13, 6 - 8 p.m.
- Public meeting 4: Sept. 14, 3 - 5 p.m.
- Public meeting 5: Sept. 14, 6 - 8 p.m.
- Public meeting 6: Sept. 17, 5 - 7 p.m.
All six meetings will include the same presentation and format, offering community members opportunities to find a one to best fit their schedule.
Participants are asked to please RSVP at least two days in advance. Each attendee will have an opportunity to comment one time to ensure everyone interested gets to speak. To request an interpreter, community members can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 425-257-7119 at least one week prior to the meeting.
Prior to the meeting, the commission encourages the public to watch an informational video by Tony Fairfax, districting master, to learn more about the districting process and the proposed city council district map. The videos are available with both English and Spanish subtitles.
In addition to participating in the virtual meetings, community members may provide written feedback or send public comment to email@example.com. The public may also tune in to the commission’s regular meetings monthly meetings on the first Monday of the month at 6 p.m. by phone at 425-616-3920, conference ID: 724 887 726#, or via Everett Channel: channel 21 on Comcast, channel 29 on Frontier, or streamed live at everettwa.gov/everettchannelstream. The next regular meeting will be held on Oct. 5.
City council districts were approved by Everett voters in November 2018. Voters decided that of the seven city council seats, two will be at-large (meaning they can live anywhere within the city) and five must live in the district they want to represent. The commission has been working with Districting Master Tony Fairfax to develop a district plan and district map. The final district plan and map must be approved by the commission no later than Nov. 1, 2020. Everett City Council will then adopt the plan without modification. 2021 will be the first election by district.
For more information, visit everettwa.gov/districting.