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Non-partisan Pierce County offices? Republicans on county council start process to change the charter to make executive and council members non partisan

Post by Peter Callaghan / The News Tribune on June 21, 2011 at 5:19 pm |
June 21, 2011 5:24 pm

At it’s regular meeting today, the Pierce County Council introduced and scheduled for committee and public hearings two charter amendments.

The first, sponsored by Joyce McDonald and Dick Muri, would make the county council offices non-partisan

The second, sponsored by Muri, Roger Bush and Stan Flemming, would make the county executive non-partisan.

If successful, that would leave just the prosecutor as a partisan office. Voters have already made the shift for auditor, assessor-treasurer and sheriff.

It would take five votes for the council to place a charter amendment before voters. Republicans have a 5-2 advantage on the council.

Here’s a pdf of the updated agenda containing the two measures.

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