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Final means Final: The official, final Pierce County Districting map has now been posted

Post by Peter Callaghan / The News Tribune on June 28, 2011 at 11:49 am | 14 Comments »
June 28, 2011 1:47 pm

For a closer look at the official Districting Committee map released this morning here’s a link to an image file.

Final Pierce County Redistricting Map

It is as was posted unofficially earlier (see post below), with narrower population variances than in the previous iteration called Map D but with some major changes to a central Tacoma district and the division of Parkland into two districts.

The five-member districting committee is set to meet July 12 to discuss and perhaps amend the map. But it takes four votes to amend, meaning it would have to be a change that satisfies both Democratic and Republican committee members. It takes three votes to approve but even if it is not approved it becomes law by default on July 13.

The meeting is currently set for the Pierce County Annex at 7 p.m.

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