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File #: 2021-0184    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/4/2021 In control: Committee of the Whole
On agenda: Final action: 6/15/2021
Enactment date: Enactment #: 19300
Title: AN ORDINANCE proposing to amend the Preamble to the King County Charter to include among the charter goals, equitable government, a strong urban and rural economy and superior quality of life and to make a grammatical correction; and submitting the same to the voters of the county for their ratification or rejection at a special election to be held in conjunction with the November 2, 2021, general election.
Sponsors: Claudia Balducci
Indexes: Charter, King County
Attachments: 1. 2021-0184 ATT1 Proposed Ordinance.pdf, 2. 2021-0184_ATT2_AMD1_Punctuation bar.docx, 3. 2021-0184_SR_CharterPreamble.docx, 4. 2021-0184_SR_CharterPreamble 6-2-21.docx, 5. 2021-0184_ATT2_AMD1_Punctuation bar.docx, 6. 2021-0184_RevisedSR_CharterPreamble 6-2-21.docx

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AN ORDINANCE proposing to amend the Preamble to the King County Charter to include among the charter goals, equitable government, a strong urban and rural economy and superior quality of life and to make a grammatical correction; and submitting the same to the voters of the county for their ratification or rejection at a special election to be held in conjunction with the November 2, 2021, general election.

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                     BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KING COUNTY:

                     SECTION 1.  There shall be submitted to the qualified voters of King County for their approval and ratification or rejection, at a special election to be held in conjunction with the November 2, 2021, general election, an amendment to the Preamble to the King County Charter, as set forth herein:

PREAMBLE

                     We, the people of King County, Washington, in order to form a more just, equitable and orderly government for all, establish separate legislative and executive branches, ((insure)) ensure responsibility and accountability for local and regional county governance and services, enable effective public participation, preserve, protect and enhance a healthy rural and urban environment and economy, promote a superior quality of life and secure the benefits of home rule and self-government, in accordance with the Constitution of the State of Washington, do adopt this charter.

                     SECTION 2.  The clerk of the council shall certify the proposition to the director of elections, in substantially the following form, with such additions, deletions or modifications as may be required by the prosecuting attorney:

Shall the Preamble of the King County Charter be amended to include among the charter goals equitable government, a strong urban and rural

economy, and superior quality of life and to make a grammatical correction?