Washougal to form proposition committees

Potential members must contact the city by Monday, Aug. 5

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The Washougal City Council will hold a special meeting Monday, Aug. 5, at 5 p.m.,at City Hall, to formally appoint two committees to prepare statements for and against a proposition that will appear on the Nov. 5 General Election ballot.

The issue centers around a proposal to change the city’s form of government from mayor-council to council-manager.

Those who are interested in serving on one of the committees should contact Rose Jewell, assistant to the mayor and city administrator, at 835-8501, Ext. 602, or, by Aug. 5 at 3 p.m.

According to the Municipal Research and Services Center, with a council-manager plan, council members appoint a city manager, and that person appoints and directs the department heads. A city manager can be removed by a majority vote of the council.

With a council-manager system, the mayor presides at council meetings and is head of the city for ceremonial purposes, but has no regular administrative duties.

City Hall is located at 1701 “C” St.