District Court Redistricting
In 2021, King County District Court entered into an Interlocal Agreement with the City of Pacific to provide municipal court services. In order for every resident of Pacific to have the chance to vote on the District Court judges who will serve them, the District Court districting plan needs to be amended to include the portion of Pacific that is in Pierce County. Because Pacific is part of two counties, both the King County and Pierce County councils will take action to amend District Court’s districting plan
RCW 3.38.040 rests responsibility for convening the districting committee with the County Council, requires that the amended plan to be submitted to the County Council no later than March 15, and requires amendments to be approved no later than May 1.
The King County committee is scheduled to meet on March 7, 2022, 1:00-1:30 p.m. on Zoom:
Phone: 253-215-8782 or 669-900-6833
Meeting ID: 810 4832 0757
District Court Redistricting Comments
The Redistricting Committee
Under RCW 3.38.010 the members of the District Court districting committee include “The mayor, or representative appointed by the mayor, of each city or town with a population of three thousand or more in the county” and “One person to represent the cities and towns with population of three thousand or less in the county, if any, to be selected by a majority vote of the mayors of those cities and towns….” In addition, the committee includes a Superior Court judge, a District Court judge, the County Elections Director, the Chair of the County Council, a representative from the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, and a Representative from the Bar Association.