Clark County Charter Review Commission to meet Jan. 27

The Clark County Charter Review Commission held its first meeting Thursday, Jan. 7. All 15 commissioners were present for the meeting, which was held on the WebEx platform.

The commissioners have scheduled their next meeting for 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27. The meeting will be on WebEx. Anyone interested can listen to the meeting by calling 1-408-418-9388 and entering the access code 146-587-4996. CVTV will stream the meeting live on Channel 23/323 and online at cvtv.org.

In November 2014, the voters of Clark County voted to adopt the home rule charter form of government. The Clark County Charter went into effect Jan. 1, 2015.

The charter contains a requirement that it be reviewed by a 15-member elected review commission. Three members are elected countywide and each of the four county council districts has three commissioners as well. As required in the charter, commission members were elected in November 2020, five years after adoption of the charter. Any changes to the charter that the review commission recommends would go to a countywide vote in a general election.

Per the charter, the commissioner with the highest number of votes was to convene the commission. At-large commissioner Eric Holt received the highest number of votes and chaired the Jan. 7 meeting. The commissioners will discuss selection of a chair at the Jan. 27 meeting.

Information from the Jan. 7 meeting, including a link to CVTV’s coverage can be found on the County Council Meeting page under the Jan. 7 date at clark.wa.gov/councilors/clark-county-council-meetings.

Information on the Review Commission can be found on the county’s website at clark.wa.gov/county-manager/charter-review-commission. The site will be updated throughout the review process.