2006 Seattle Elections
General Elections Voters' Guide
ChrtrAm 16-Obsolete References to Art. XIX Sec. 10 - Complete Text
A RESOLUTION submitting a proposition to the qualified electors of the City, at an election to be held on November 7, 2006, to amend Section 2 of Article XIV and Section 4 of Article XIX of the Charter of the City of Seattle to delete obsolete references to Section 10 of Article XIX; calling on the City Clerk to certify the proposed amendment to the Director of the Department of Records and Elections of King County and requesting and directing such Director to call a special election and submit the proposition to City voters; and providing for the publication of such proposed amendment.
WHEREAS, Section 2 of Article XIV and Section 4 of Article XIX of the City Charter each make reference to "Section 10" of Article XIX; and
WHEREAS, Section 10 of Article XIX was repealed in 1973; and
WHEREAS, removal of references to a section of the Charter that no longer exists can eliminate confusion on the part of readers of the Charter; NOW THEREFORE,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS
Section 1. Subject to the approval of a proposition by a majority of the qualified electors casting votes thereon, Section 2 of Article XIV and Section 4 of Article XIX of the Charter of the City of Seattle are amended as follows:
ARTICLE XIV. City Planning Commission
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Sec. 2. The Mayor may remove any member of the City Planning
Commission subject to like confirmation. Members shall receive no
compensation for service on said Commission as such.
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ARTICLE XIX. Officers; Terms and Vacancies
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Sec. 4. OATH OF OFFICE; OFFICIAL BOND: Every Councilmember and
every other officer of the City and the head of every department,
before entering upon the duties of his or her office, shall take and
subscribe an oath or affirmation that he or she possesses all the
qualifications prescribed for his or her office, by this Charter;
that he or she will support the Constitution of the United States,
and of the State of Washington, and the Charter and ordinances of The
City of Seattle;
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Section 2. If the amendment to Section 2 of Article XIV submitted by Resolution 30897 is also approved by voters, both changes to Section 2 of Article XIV shall be incorporated into the Charter.
Section 3. The King County Director of Records and Elections, as ex officio supervisor of elections, is hereby requested to call a special election and is directed to submit the charter amendment proposed herein to the qualified electors of the City at the election on November 7, 2006.
Section 4. The City Clerk shall certify to the Director of the Department of Records and Elections of King County as Supervisor of Elections the charter amendment proposed herein in the form of a ballot title prepared by the City Attorney pursuant to RCW 29A.36.071, and shall certify a copy of the proposed Charter amendment, and the same shall be published by the City Clerk in accordance with state law.