Some Redmond residents have new representation on the King County Council, after a districting committee voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a redistricting plan based on new 2010 census data.
The approved plan, effective immediately, moves the boundary between District 3 and District 6 farther east, from 132nd Avenue Northeast to Willows Road Northeast and Westlake Sammamish Parkway Northeast.
This move adds more of the city’s population to King County Council District 6, represented by newly re-elected council member Jane Hague, with the remaining 56 percent of residents remaining in District 3, represented by council member Kathy Lambert.
State law requires the county redraw council district boundaries after each census in an effort to make the districts' population as equal as possible. Prior to the redistricting, new census data put District 3 at a large population advantage, with nearly 20,000 more people than the next most-populated district.
The new boundaries were drawn after 10 months of public testimony and consultation with local elected officials. For more information, visit the King County Districting Committee's website.