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Post by Cheryl Tucker on Oct. 23, 2008 at 5:52 pm with No Comments »
October 23, 2008 5:52 pm

We’re finally wrapping up our election endorsements. Believe it or not, someone called in today wanting to know what we recommended on the Pierce County charter amendment.

This editorial will appear Friday in the print edition.

Approve county charter amendment

Here’s our nomination for least sexy measure on the Nov. 4 ballot: Pierce County Charter Amendment 1.

The amendment is essentially a housekeeping measure designed to speed up how appointments are made to county boards and commissions.

Its main point is to require the county executive to forward appointments to the County Council within 60 days of a vacancy. If the position remains vacant after 90 days, the council can go ahead and fill it.

In some cases, unfilled vacancies have meant that county boards haven’t been able to conduct business due to a lack of a quorum. The public is better served by having vacancies on local boards and commissions filled promptly.

There is no opposition to the measure. Voters should approve it.

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