Everett Seeks Opponents To Charter Amendments

July 21, 2016

Everett, Everett Government


Are you against Everett’s Charter amendments?

Every ten years the City of Everett reviews the charter. A committee of citizens makes recommendations to the city council which then puts those they like on the ballot for voters to approve or decline.

This year there are three fairly minor amendments to the charter and the city is looking for people who oppose them to write an opposition statement for the fall voter’s guide.

If you’d be interested in writing a no piece, here’s your chance. Bob Bolerjack from the city has provided us with the details and contact information if you’re interested…

The deadline is fast approaching for a volunteer committee of up to three people to be selected to write voters’ pamphlet statements in opposition to proposed amendments to the City Charter that will appear on the Nov. 8 ballot.

A committee is already in place to write statements in favor of the proposed amendments.

The three proposed amendments would remove the requirement for weekly City Council meetings while still requiring at least 48 meetings per year; authorize the updating of archaic language in the Charter; and add a new section stating that appointments to City boards, commissions and committees should strive to reflect the City’s diversity.

If you’re interested in writing statements in opposition to any or all of these proposed amendments, please contact Bob Bolerjack at 425-257-8727 or bbolerjack@everettwa.gov no later than Monday, July 25.

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6 Responses to “Everett Seeks Opponents To Charter Amendments”

  1. anon Says:

    I have a suggestion here!! Over here!

    Stop wiping your butts with our tax dollars and get your own TP. For every tax hiking bill you put out. Instead, rework the budgets or something. Stop picking our pockets.

  2. Bourne Says:

    Reflect the cities diversity? That’s a little loose. What criteria are they
    putting forward?

    • Mike N Says:

      It means they will have to put some twitchy, heroin-addled vagrants on the committee. They should fit right in.

  3. Donkey Hotay Says:

    Funny how the opposition statement deadlines and town hall meetings are announced on short notice.

  4. wa-fix Says:

    Oh gee, where do we start?!