Redistricting 2022

As a jurisdiction with City Council districts, the City of Puyallup is required by State law to redistrict as needed based on data returned from every federal census (RCW 29A.76.010). The 2020 Census revealed that Puyallup’s three Council districts vary in total population by about 9%, with District 2 having fewer persons than both District 1 and District 3. The goal of this redistricting effort is to redraw the district boundaries so that each district is as nearly equal in population as possible to the others. This will entail moving a portion of District 1 into District 2, and a portion of District 3 into District 2.

In March, the City Council reviewed options for adjusting the Council district boundaries and approved a draft plan as depicted on the map shown below. Public review and comment is now sought on the draft plan.

Draft plan

Opportunity for Public Input

The public hearing on the draft redistricting plan will occur at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 in the City Council Chambers located on the 5th floor of City Hall at 333 S. Meridian. The meeting will also be available via livestream or by Zoom. Information on how to access the meeting virtually will be added to the agenda and published on the City’s website by 5:00 p.m. on the Thursday preceding the meeting.

Residents are also invited to submit a comment online.

Questions?

For a list of Frequently Asked Questions, visit our FAQ page. Additional information may be obtained from the Office of the City Clerk; call (253) 841-5480 or email us.