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City Inside/Out: Redistricting: redrawing Seattle's political lines
City Inside/Out: Redistricting
5/13/202228:22

Seattle has grown rapidly - but unevenly - over the past decade, and has till November to redraw its political lines, to ensure the population of the seven districts is within a 1% range. Starkly, District 7 encompassing Queen Anne and downtown must shed 18,063 residents while District 5 in North Seattle must gain 6,186 residents. Find out how you can weigh in on the new Seattle City Council district map and impact the upcoming 2023 city council elections!

Guests:

Mayor Greg Nickels, Commissioner, Seattle Redistricting Commission 

E.J. Juárez, Chair, Seattle Redistricting Commission

César Garcia, Lake City Collective (District 5) 

Paula Mueller, Chair, Queen Anne Community Council (District 7) 

Elsa Batres-Boni, Seattle Redistricting Process Liaison

For more information about the Seattle Redistricting Commission, including mapping tools, visit http://www.seattle.gov/redistricting

How to participate in a public forum:

Register in advance at https://seattle.surveymonkey.com/r/VXM2PGW

District 1 Public Forum: May 15, 2022 from 1:00pm-3:00pm

Physical Location: Seattle City Hall, 600 4th Avenue, Boards & Commissions Room L280

Virtual Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81346766847

 

District 2 Public Forum: May 19, 2022 from 5:30pm-7:30pm

Physical Location: Seattle City Hall, 600 4th Avenue, Boards & Commissions Room L280

Virtual Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81813406544

 

District 3 Public Forum: June 2, 2022 from 5:30pm-7:30pm

Physical Location: Seattle City Hall, 600 4th Avenue, Bertha Knight Landes Room Virtual Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82983603669

 

District 4 Public Forum: June 9, 2022 from 5:30pm-7:30pm

Physical Location: Seattle City Hall, 600 4th Avenue, Bertha Knight Landes Room Virtual Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82217028349

 

District 5 Public Forum: June 16, 2022 from 5:30pm-7:30pm

Physical Location: Seattle City Hall, 600 4th Avenue, Boards & Commissions Room L280

Virtual Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85403374640

 

District 6 Public Forum: July 14, 2022 from 5:30pm-7:30pm

Physical Location: Seattle City Hall, 600 4th Avenue, Bertha Knight Landes Room Virtual Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82177793287

 

District 7 Public Forum: July 21, 2022 from 5:30pm-7:30pm

Physical Location: Seattle City Hall, 600 4th Avenue, Boards & Commissions Room L280

Virtual Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86215361885

If you are unable to attend a public forum, you can also participate in the process by viewing draft maps and submitting public comment at https://www.seattle.gov/redistricting/how-to-participate.

If you would like more information or to request interpretation services for any of the public forums, please contact Elsa Batres-Boni at Elsa.Batres-Boni@seattle.gov or (206) 256-6198.

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