Just in at 1 pm today is the release of the official proposed new districting map for Whatcom County council elections. The Districting Master, Tjalling Ypma, has submitted this as his official proposal to the Districting Committee, which will meet this evening to discuss and possibly do more.
Ralph Schwartz will be reporting on the meeting in an article here later this evening. The meeting will be at 6 pm in the county council chamber. After this meeting, the plan is to have a public hearing next Wednesday, April 13 at 6:00 pm (corrected from 6:30) in the council chamber. Then will be perhaps the last Districting Committee meeting a week later on Wednesday, April 20, at 6 pm in the council chamber. If the committee approves the districting map on April 20, then they will transmit this map and plan to the county Auditor and it will be law. It does not go to the county council.
Ralph will provide much more information on the process and future possible developments. And we have linked to his previous articles below.
For now, our purpose is to present the proposed map to the public for all to examine. There are pdf files for easy printing linked from the bottom of this article.
Update: 7 pm
Have added pdf file of the precinct data the Districting Master, Tjalling Ypma, used to create the five districts. See link below. If someone out there wants to adjust the map, here is all the data needed. Have also posted pdf of Tjalling's final notes to the committee.
The time of the public hearing next Wednesday is 6 pm in the county council chambers of the courthouse. Earlier today I had wrongly posted above that it was 6:30.