Commissioners seek input on Charter amendments

Peninsula News Network


Clallam County, WA - Clallam County commissioners are ready to see what people think about 5 proposed amendments to the county’s Home Rule Charter, including the idea that commissioners be elected by district.

The amendments are changes that were suggested by the Charter Commission after last year’s review, Administrator Dan Englebertson, and the League of Women Voters. Most are simple housekeeping changes. Two are likely to get most of the attention. That includes the switch to have county commissioners nominated, and elected only by district in the future. Presently, commissioners are nominated in their district and then elected by voters by countywide.

The League has suggested increasing the interval between charter reviews to 10-years.

Tuesday, commissioners scheduled a public hearing on the proposed amendments for their meeting on July 1st.

At the same time, people can also view the text of the proposed amendments, and send in their written comments via email from the county’s website at

If approved, the amendments would go on the ballot in November.


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