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File #: AB2021-279    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed
File created: 5/4/2021 In control: Council Committee of the Whole
On agenda: 6/15/2021 Final action: 6/15/2021
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Ordinance submitting to the qualified voters of Whatcom County a proposal to amend Whatcom County Charter Section 8.22 to align requirements for amending the Charter by citizen initiative with Washington State norms
Attachments: 1. Agenda Bill Master Report, 2. PROPOSED ORDINANCE, 3. AGENDA REVISION NOTICE FOR 5.4.2021, 4. Notice of Hearing 6.1.2021
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Primary Contact Email:    RBrowne@co.whatcom.wa.us

 

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Ordinance submitting to the qualified voters of Whatcom County a proposal to amend Whatcom County Charter Section 8.22 to align requirements for amending the Charter by citizen initiative with Washington State norms

 

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This ordinance provides for submission to the qualified voters of Whatcom County (at the November 2021 General Election) a charter amendment specifying that “The public may propose amendments to the Charter by registering with the Auditor an initiative petition bearing the signatures of registered voters of the county equal in number to, but not less than, fifteen (15) percent of the number of votes cast in the county in the last county executive election.” The changes would amend Section 8.22 of the County Charter

 




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