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File #: 2021-0245    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: In Committee
File created: 6/22/2021 In control: Committee of the Whole
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: AN ORDINANCE proposing to amend the King County Charter to establish Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr., County council as the designated name for the legislative branch of county government in King County where applicable in the king county charter; amending Sections 210, 220, 220.10, 230.50.10, 270.10, 270.20, 270.30, 270.40 and 680.10 of the King County Charter; 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: Girmay Zahilay
Indexes: Charter, Council, Elections, King County, Martin Luther King
Attachments: 1. 2021-0245_SR_Charter Amendment--Council Renaming
Staff: Reed, Mike
Drafter
Clerk 06/21/2021
Title
AN ORDINANCE proposing to amend the King County Charter to establish Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr., County council as the designated name for the legislative branch of county government in King County where applicable in the king county charter; amending Sections 210, 220, 220.10, 230.50.10, 270.10, 270.20, 270.30, 270.40 and 680.10 of the King County Charter; 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.
Body
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KING COUNTY:
SECTION 1. There shall be submitted to the qualified voters of King County for their ratification or rejection, at a special election to be held in conjunction with the November 2, 2021, general election, an amendment to Sections 210, 220, 220.10, 230.50.10, 270.10, 270.20, 270.30, 270.40 and 680.10 of the King County Charter, to read as follows:
Section 210 Composition.
The legislative branch shall be composed of the ((metropolitan)) Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr., county council. All references to the county council or the King County council provided in this charter are intended to refer to the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr., County council, which is hereby established as the designated name of the legislative branch of county government in King County.
Section 220 The ((Metropolitan)) County Council.
220.10 Composition and Terms of Office.
The ((metropolitan)) county council shall consist of nine members. The county shall be divided into nine districts, and one councilmember shall be nominated and elected by the voters of each district. The term of office of each councilmember shall be four years and until the councilmember's successor is elected and qualified.
230.50.10 Institutional Initiative.
Any city or town located within the county may, after securing the consent, by motion or resolution, ...

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