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Clark County redistricting panel meets today

By , Columbian staff writer
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The Clark County redistricting committee, which was ordered back to work by the county council earlier this week, will meet at 5 p.m. today.

Committee members began working on a new five-district voting map in October, but after nearly three months had failed to reach consensus on a single map. One map was favored by the two Democratic representatives and Republican Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey, the committee chair. A second map was favored by the two Republican-appointed representatives.

Both maps, along with a third alternative, were sent to the county council to determine the district boundaries.

On Tuesday, the county council sent the process back the committee with instructions to follow the county charter and produce a single map to be sent to the council for approval.

The redistricting committee meeting will be held remotely via the WebEx application. To watch, go to https://clarkwa.webex.com/clarkwa/j.php?MTID=m239358300d83e508e34927a000aa515d or call 1-408-418-9388. The access code is 249 410 69460 and the password is 7EpSKMWQt36.

For more information about the redistricting committee, visit the county website, https://clark.wa.gov.

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