A final group of Clallam County Charter Review Commission (CRC) candidates will share their ideas about the county’s home-rule charter during PABA’s breakfast meeting. Participating Tuesday will be Mike French, Don Corson, Rod Fleck, Therese Stokan and Andrew May, all candidates from the county’s western District 3.
This will be the last of PABA’s three CRC election forums. Two groups of Port Angeles-area District 2 candidates appeared before PABA on Oct. 8 and Oct. 15.
Five candidates each from District 2, District 3 and Sequim-area District 1 will be elected to serve on the Charter Review Commission. Its 15 commissioners will consider possible charter amendments for Clallam residents to vote on in 2020. Clallam is one of seven counties in the state that operates under a home-rule charter, a “constitution” for county government. Key changes from the statutory form of government under which non-charter counties operate include nonpartisan elected officials, a county initiative and referendum process and an elected county Department of Community Development director.
Adopted in 1976, Clallam’s charter has been amended by the voters five times. It is reviewed on five-year intervals.