Snohomish County Charter Review Commission submits proposals to voters


SnoCo logoThe Snohomish County Charter Review Commission voted on June 29 to submit seven proposed amendments to amend the County Charter. The proposals will appear on the November 2016 ballot.

The seven proposals submitted to the voters are: 1) Commission on Human Rights; 2) Office of the Public Advocate; 3) County Policy on Nondiscrimination; 4) Revising the Hearing Examiner System and Appeals; 5) Requiring Additional County Council Meetings and Hearings; 6) Revising Procedures for Appointment and Confirmation of Chief Executive Officers; and 7) Revising the County Redistricting Process.

“Thank you to the members of our community who attended commission meetings and commented on the proposals,” said Charter Review Commission Chair Jennifer Gregerson. “The final set of proposals reflect the input of our entire county.”

From January through April, the Commission received 42 proposals from the public to amend the charter and held a public hearing on 12 proposals on June 22.

“The commissioners are truly devoted, principled public servants,” said Gregerson. “I’ve appreciate the time and passion they brought to our process of reviewing the charter.”

Final recommendations will be transmitted to the Snohomish County Council and then submitted to the County Auditor by Aug. 2, 2016, to be placed on the November 2016 general election ballot.

More information about the Charter Review Commission and full text of the proposals can be found here.


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