November 30, 2021 | Archive
Port of Anacortes posts draft redistricting plan for public review and comment
Commission to discuss and receive public comment during Dec. 9 special meeting
ANACORTES, WA – The Port of Anacortes has posted a draft redistricting plan for its Board of Commissioners to discuss during a public meeting on Dec. 9. The Commission wishes to receive public comment on redistricting at this special meeting, which begins at 6 p.m.
What: Port of Anacortes Board of Commissioners Special Meeting
When: Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021, 6–7 p.m.
Where: Port of Anacortes Board Room, 100 Commercial Avenue, Anacortes, WA 98221
Virtual option: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/342557453
Audio only: 786-535-3211 (Access code: 342 557 453)
Other information: Masks required, if attending in person
At the Commission’s direction, Port staff prepared and posted for public review a draft redistricting plan that provides options for adjusting Port district boundaries to help rebalance population for elected representation. The Commission is expected to consider a vote on new district boundaries at its regularly scheduled Commission Meeting on Dec. 16.
The Commission wishes to hear community members’ thoughts and comments on boundary adjustments. Comments are encouraged at public meetings on Dec. 9 and 16. You can also submit public comments via email at email@example.com. Emailed public comments must be submitted by 5 p.m. Dec. 16 so they may be considered by the Commission.
Every 10 years following the U.S. Census, municipalities and special-purpose districts in Washington state are required to review their voting districts to help ensure fair and equitable elected representation. Population growth and shifts within the Port’s five commissioner districts means that population in some districts has changed and boundaries may need to be shifted to rebalance population for elected representation.
For more information about the Port of Anacortes, including news, projects, public meetings, and community events, visit www.portofanacortes.com.
The Port of Anacortes was formed in 1926 to promote economic development for Anacortes and the surrounding area. The Port district is led by a board of five elected commissioners: Bonnie Bowers, Ken Goodwin, Jon Petrich, Kathy Pittis and Joe Verdoes. Public meetings are held the first and third Thursdays of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Commission Meeting Room of the Port Transit Shed, 100 Commercial Avenue, Anacortes, WA. For more information, visit www.portofanacortes.com.