FOUR PROMOTING FIVE / Cascadia Weekly, The Gristle

four promoting fiveTuesday, June 30, 2015   Tim Johnson, The Gristle

Despite the long and pretentious, preening moment of silence and quiet reflection the conservative caucus of the Whatcom Charter Review Commission invokes at the start of their meetings, caucus members nevertheless failed to gain divine insight on several key realities: 

First, Whatcom County Council is the recognized authority able to affirmatively place charter amendment proposals on the ballot for voters in November. County Council also holds the legal authority to consider other petitions or requests to place matters in front of voters, and indeed may propose their own amendments to the county charter. Finally, County Council is under no duty or obligation to place unlawful, ill-advised or just plain stupid charter amendments on the ballot. […]

Read more of this article in the June 30, 2015 edition of The Gristle at Cascadia Weekly.

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