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Home Rule Charter


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Washington statutes allow counties to adopt, by public vote, a "Home Rule Charter." A charter allows counties to adopt a "constitution" that can change their form of government and/or create requirements for the operation of government beyond those required in the State constitution.

Clallam is one of seven charter counties. Adopted in 1976, our charter has been amended by the voters five times. In 2015, citizens voted to review the Charter at 5-year intervals. Key changes from the statutory form of government under which non-charter counties operate include non-partisan elected officials, a county initiative and referendum process, and an elected Department of Community Development Director.

Clallam County Charter Review Commission will meet the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Commissioners Board Room 160 at the Clallam County Courthouse. Entrance to the Board Room after hours is located abutting Fourth Street. Meetings are open to the public and will be livestreamed. For information regarding meetings and livestreaming contact 360.417.2256.

 

DOCUMENTS:

Amendments the CRC voted to place on the November 2020 ballot

Charter Review Commission survey results

Charter Review Commission public comments

Charter Review Commission list of amendments proposed by Charter Review Commissioners as of June 2020

Charter Review Commission - Recommendation to meeting all housing needs by creating permanent housing

Charter Review Commission - Recommendation Consider an Ordinance Ensuring Franchises Comply with the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA)

Charter Review Commission - Recommendation Forester - Clallam County Commissioners to increase their monitoring of the DNR's management of its trust lands by hiring a forester

Charter Review Commission - Recommendation Department of Community Development

Charter Review Commission - Recommendation Ranked-Choice Voting

 

MEETING NOTICES AND PRESS RELEASES:

Board of Commissioners notice of public hearing dates regarding Charter Review recommendations

Board of Commissioners Press Release - Charter Review Recommendation district meetings

 

SUBMIT PUBLIC COMMENT BY USING THE CONTACT LINK AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE OR BY EMAILING

 

The Commission is composed of five members from each of the three Commissioner districts, chosen in the general election.

2020 COMMISSIONERS:
Terms expired December 31, 2020

DISTRICT I DISTRICT II DISTRICT III
Jim Stoffer Mary Doherty Don Corson
Tony Corrado Patti Morris Joseph Murray
Sue Erzen Ron Cameron Rod Fleck
Candace Pratt Nina Richards Therese Stokan
David Lotzgesell Norma Turner Andrew May

 

View our Home Rule Charter

Adopted Minutes

Current and Archived Agenda Packets

Clallam County Chater Review Commission 2020 Bylaws

Clallam County Charter Review Commission 2020 Rules

 

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