CLALLAM: Sequim-area growth prompts redistricting

Clallam County commissioner district boundaries will be changed to reflect population growth east of Port Angeles.

The redistricting is required to equalize the population in the three commissioner districts — east of Bagley Creek Road, between Bagley Creek Road and C Street in Port Angeles, and west of C Street.

The redistricting is a result of the 2000 Census, which showed District No. 1 surrounding Sequim is the most heavily populated with 24,928 residents, Districting Master Jeff Well said.

A special committee has been working on redrawing commissioner district boundaries to equalize populations in districts.

District No. 2 — essentially Port Angeles — has 18,567 residents, he said. District No. 3 west of Port Angeles has 21,030.

The Census determined 64,525 people live in Clallam County.

For the complete story see Thursday’s Peninsula Daily News, on sale in Clallam County.

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