City asking for public’s input on proposed updates to City Council districts

SPOKANE, Wash. — The City of Spokane is asking for your input on updates to the City Council districts.

The City of Spokane Redistricting Board is asking for your input on four proposed maps updating City Council districts based on data collected from the 2020 census.

The four maps include minimal changes with a shared downtown, neighborhood council boundaries with a shared downtown and geographic boundaries.

City of Spokane redistricting map

City of Spokane redistricting map

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“Part of what we’re trying to do is keep the districts compact, and also balanced in population,” Spokane City Council President Breean Beggs said. “So this shifts some of the population from district 1, which needs more voters in order to be able to balance out district 4 and district 2.”

The City is asking the public to complete a survey to give their thoughts on the different maps. You must complete the survey by October 2. You can also email feedback to Hannahlee Allers at hallers@spokanecity.org before October 2.

“The main thing that we’ve heard is this idea that they prefer neighborhood councils not be divided between districts,” Beggs said. “That’s the main message that I’ve heard.”

The Board is holding a Town Hall meeting in City Council Chambers on October 4 to hear from the public and hold a potential vote on a map to recommend to City Council for approval.

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“I would really invite the public to give us some feedback On whether you like the idea of not being split,” Beggs said. “That’s really the biggest choice out there for the bulk of the city.”

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