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2006 Seattle Elections

General Elections Voters' Guide

Chrtr Am 9-Auditor Appointer and Length of Term - Statement For and Rebuttal


Statement For Charter Amendment No. 9


This proposed charter amendment changes the manner of appointment of the City Auditor and reduces this personís term from six to four years. Currently the Chair of Seattle City Councilís Finance Committee appoints the City Auditor.

The City Auditor no longer does exclusively financial audits. The bulk of the Cityís fiscal audits are handled by the State Auditor. The primary job of the City Auditorís is to conduct internal performance audits of city agencies and departments, such as the very recently completed audit of the Parks Departmentís public process, or earlier audits of City Light and the Seattle Public Library.

It is preferable that a majority of City Council, rather than a sole Councilmember, appoint the city auditor, in order to avoid possible bias in this personís selection. A four-year term for this individual provides consistency with the terms of other department heads.

STATEMENT SUBMITTED BY: Gail Chiarello, Progressive Democratic Caucuses of Washington 46th District (PDCW46), P. O. Box 51164, Seattle, WA 98115. E-mail gailchiarello@comcast.net


Rebuttal of Statement For


The change in appointment authority is technical in natureósince the appointment requires Council confirmation, the Finance Committee Chair does not actually have sole authority. If this were the only change, there would be no problem with the amendment. However, the change in length of term is the critical issue, and will potentially compromise the independence of whoever is appointed.

STATEMENT SUBMITTED BY: Richard Conlin, Seattle City Councilmember






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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

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Initiative 91 -
Leases to Sports Teams

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Proposition 1 -
Transportation Funding

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Chrtr Am 6 -
Meeting Location in Emergency

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Chrtr Am 7 -
Council Quorum Requirements

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Chrtr Am 8 -
Council Reconfirmation of 3 Dept Heads

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Chrtr Am 9 -
Auditor Appointer and Length of Term

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Chrtr Am 10 -
Planning Commission Appointments

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ChrtrAm 11 -
When Approved Ballot Issues take Effect

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Chrtr Am 12 -
Selected Cnclmmbrs Vote on Chrtr Amendmnt

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Chrtr Am 13 -
Ballot Measure Notification

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Chrtr Am 14 -
Clerk Compilation of Ordinances

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Chrtr Am 15 -
Change Comptroller to Clerk

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

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