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State redistricting forum in Tacoma today

Post by Jordan Schrader / The News Tribune on July 11, 2011 at 7:00 am |
July 8, 2011 6:29 pm

At a meeting this evening in Tacoma, the board drawing Washington’s new political boundaries will take public comment.

The Washington State Redistricting Commission public forum, one of 17 across the state, starts at 6:30 p.m. at the University of Washington Tacoma’s Phillip Hall, 1918 Pacific Avenue. A pre-forum open house starts at 6 p.m.

The commission is likely to hear opinions from party activists and maybe even some average citizens about how it should draw districts for Congress and the Legislature — including a new 10th Congressional District.

The state board should not be confused with the Pierce County Districting Commission, the board that is stirring up anger from Republicans as it gets ready to vote on a new map for County Council districts. That vote is scheduled for a Tuesday meeting.

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