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2006 Seattle Elections

General Elections Voters' Guide

Chrtr Am 10-Planning Commission Appointments - Ballot Title


Ballot Title


The city council has proposed an amendment to Article XIV Sections 1 and 2 of the city charter concerning the appointment and removal of the City's planning commission members.

This amendment would: (1) delete existing language giving the mayor the authority to appoint and remove planning commission members, subject to city council confirmation; and (2) provide instead that planning commission members are appointed in a manner determined by ordinance.

Should this charter amendment be

Approved
Rejected


Explanatory Statement

1. The proposal

This amendment would change charter provisions concerning the appointment and removal of City planning commission members.

2. The charter as it currently exists

Article XIV of the city charter deals with the City's planning commission. Article XIV Section 1 provides among other things that commission members are to be appointed by the mayor, subject to confirmation by the city council. Article XIV Section 2 provides that the mayor may remove any planning commission member, subject to council confirmation of the removal.

3. The effect of this amendment if approved

Article XIV Sections 1 and 2 would be amended to delete the current provision concerning appointment and removal of planning commission members by the mayor, subject to confirmation by the city council. Article XIV Section 1 instead would provide that planning commission members are to be appointed in a manner to be provided by ordinance.

The city council has passed an ordinance specifying how planning commission members are to be appointed if the voters approve this charter amendment. The ordinance provides that of 15 planning commission members, the city council would appoint seven, the mayor would appoint seven subject to confirmation by the city council, and the planning commission itself would appoint one member. The ordinance would take effect only if the voters approve this charter amendment.

This proposition and Seattle Charter Amendment No. 16 amend different provisions of Article XIV Section 2 of the charter. Each amendment is independent of the other. If the voters approve either amendment at the November 7 election, then that amendment will be given effect. If the voters approve both amendments at the November 7 election, then both amendments will be given effect.





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Council Position 9

Sally Clark

Stan Lippman

Seattle Municipal Court Judge Position 1

Edsonya Charles

Seattle Municipal Court Judge Position 2

C. Kimi Kondo

Seattle Municipal Court Judge Position 3

Ron A. Mamiya

Seattle Municipal Court Judge Position 4

Judith Montgomery Hightower

Seattle Municipal Court Judge Position 5

George W. Holifield

Seattle Municipal Court Judge Position 6

Michael Salvador Hurtado

Seattle Municipal Court Judge Position 7

Fred Bonner

Seattle Municipal Court Judge Position 10

Jean Rietschel

Referendum 1 -
Adult Entertainment Regulation

Statement for and Rebuttal

Statement Against and Rebuttal

Title & Explanation

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Initiative 91 -
Leases to Sports Teams

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Title & Explanation

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Proposition 1 -
Transportation Funding

Statement for and Rebuttal

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Title & Explanation

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Chrtr Am 6 -
Meeting Location in Emergency

Statement for and Rebuttal

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and Rebuttal
(None Submitted)

Title & Explanation

Complete Text

Chrtr Am 7 -
Council Quorum Requirements

Statement for and Rebuttal

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and Rebuttal
(None Submitted)

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Chrtr Am 8 -
Council Reconfirmation of 3 Dept Heads

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and Rebuttal
(None Submitted)

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Chrtr Am 9 -
Auditor Appointer and Length of Term

Statement for and Rebuttal

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and Rebuttal

Title & Explanation

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Chrtr Am 10 -
Planning Commission Appointments

Statement for and Rebuttal

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and Rebuttal
(None Submitted)

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Complete Text

ChrtrAm 11 -
When Approved Ballot Issues take Effect

Statement For
and Rebuttal
(None Submitted)

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and Rebuttal
(None Submitted)

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Complete Text

Chrtr Am 12 -
Selected Cnclmmbrs Vote on Chrtr Amendmnt

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and Rebuttal
(None Submitted)

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and Rebuttal
(None Submitted)

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Chrtr Am 13 -
Ballot Measure Notification

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and Rebuttal
(None Submitted)

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(None Submitted)

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Chrtr Am 14 -
Clerk Compilation of Ordinances

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and Rebuttal
(None Submitted)

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and Rebuttal
(None Submitted)

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Chrtr Am 15 -
Change Comptroller to Clerk

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and Rebuttal
(None Submitted)

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(None Submitted)

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ChrtrAm 16 -
Obsolete References to Art. XIX Sec. 10

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and Rebuttal
(None Submitted)

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and Rebuttal
(None Submitted)

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