With a new year comes new changes and sharing a big change is the purpose of this e-letter. Most of you are already aware that one of the purposes of the census is to redistribute the population in our congressional, legislative and council districts. The goal of the redistricting committee for Pierce County was to rearrange the seven council districts to hold a population of around 131,590 residents.
In order to reach that goal, the redistricting commission made significant changes to the 3rd Council District. In a nutshell, I gained the southwest corner of Meridian, 176th and Gem Heights Drive from the 1st Council District. Council District 1 gained residents living east of Meridian and 200th, down to the north side of 264th over to the Orting Kapowsin Hwy.
East of OK Highway and 264th, down to the railroad tracks on 283rd and following them to the north side of 304th with a slight variation around Griggs Road will also be in the 1st Council District, represented by Council Member Morell. He will serve you well!
A small section between Brookdale Rd., Waller and 152nd, Precinct 29-670, was moved to Council District 5, represented by Council Member Marty Campbell. I know he looks forward to serving you!
You can check the public GIS to confirm your congressional, legislative and county districts by entering your address in the search bar. In addition, you should be getting new voter cards from the auditor’s office identifying your districts in mid to late April.
It is bitter-sweet to lose so many constituents, but I won’t say good bye. We all have a shared goal for Pierce County to be amazing and the years of building relationships won’t be changed by changing borders.
Looking forward to an amazing 2022!