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5/30/2013

Hearing to consider election to start home rule effort this year

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Kelly Sills, Board of County Commissioners' Office
Phone: (360) 397-2232
Kelly.Sills@clark.wa.gov

Vancouver, WA – A proposal for election of a 15-member Board of Freeholders to draft a home rule charter is on the June 4 hearing schedule for the Board of County Commissioners.

The 6 p.m. hearing will be on the sixth floor of the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St.

The proposal is contained in a resolution calling for five freeholders to be elected from each commissioner district during the general election in November. Freeholders then would have until the end of 2014 to craft a charter to put before all voters in the county.

Currently, Clark County is a “general law” county structured according to state law. If voters approve, a home rule charter could change the form of county government within limitations set by the state. The role and authority of the county would not change.

- Staff Report and Resolution (PDF).

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Board of Clark County Commissioners
Administrator: Mark McCauley
Street Address: 1300 Franklin, 6th Floor, Vancouver, WA 98666-5000
Main phone: (360) 397-2232 | FAX: (360) 397-6058
Email: boardcom@clark.wa.gov
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