We don’t get to see the final maps right away – tomorrow morning is evidently when they will be posted – but the Washington Redistricting Commission did seem to get its work done, about two hours from the final deadline.
A number of people (commissioners included) argued that the timeline could be shorted. A legislator writing in comments, Ross Hunter, said “I would have loved to implement [Tom] Huff’s idea right now and cut their budget. There is no reason it takes this long.”
There was one advantage to the drawn-out process. Commissioner Dean Foster pointed it out: With more hearings, debates, delay, it all got more exposure to the public and generated more public reaction.
And the final results carried the signatures of all commission members.Share on Facebook