Pierce County Districting Master Steven Garrett explains numerical error that nearly scuttled adoption of final map
Gig Harbor resident Walker Allen was the first one to notice it. In the population numbers listed on the final proposed map, by Pierce Districting Committee Master Steven Garrett, two districts had the exact same population. District 2 and District 3 both showed 115,612 people.
Given how difficult it is to get the seven proposed council districts close to even, the fact that two had come in on the button caught Allen’s eye. So he went back to earlier maps and earlier population totals and found an error – the final map had 1,417 more people in the county than …