Kitsap County, WA - 2/1/02- A resolution passed by
the Poulsbo City Council on Dec. 12, endorses the Kitsap County
Charter, which will come before the voters on Feb. 5, 2002. The
resolution commended the Board of Freeholders for their diligent
work and excellent results. Twenty one freeholders were elected
last year to draft a new charter to present to the voters of
Kitsap County. When passed, it will replace the current 110 year
form of government which almost everyone agrees is no longer
working for the citizens of the county.
The resolution cited the facts that the Charter
offers Kitsap residents many significant features of improved
government, including better, more responsive representation;
separation of executive and legislative powers; the right of
Initiative, Referendum and Recall; provisions for performance
audits and improved fiscal policies; and non-partisan elections of
all county offices (except county prosecutor), as well as other
provisions to improve quality of government and civic
participation in the affairs of our county.
For more information on the Charter, visit the
Committee For Better Representation website at www.kitsaphomerule.org.