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Keep simple majority for County Council tax votes

This editorial will appear in Friday’s print edition.

Stop us before we tax again – even though we haven’t raised taxes in eight years and have no plans to do it anytime soon.

That’s what the Pierce County Council seems to be saying with Charter Amendment 40 on the Nov. 6 ballot.

A council majority is asking that voters change the county charter so that a supermajority of members – five out of seven – would be needed to approve new councilmanic taxes and increases. Currently, only a simple majority of four is needed.

It should stay that way. If voters approve the charter change, it would allow a minority of three council members to call the shots.
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