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News Release
Charter Review Commission holds first meeting, next meeting will be Jan. 27 - 01/12/21

Vancouver, Wash. – The Clark County Charter Review Commission held its first meeting Thursday, Jan. 7. All 15 commissioners were present for the meeting that was held on the WebEx platform.

The commissioners scheduled their next meeting for 5 pm Wednesday, Jan. 27. The meeting will be on WebEx. Anyone interested can listen to meeting by calling 1.408.418.9388 and entering the access code 146-587-4996. CVTV will stream the meeting live on Channel 23/323 and online at www.cvtv.org.

In November 2014, the voters of Clark County voted to adopt the home rule charter form of government. The Clark County Charter went into effect Jan. 1, 2015.

The charter contains a requirement that it be reviewed by a 15-member elected review commission. Three members are elected countywide and each of the four county councilor districts has three commissioners as well. As required in the charter, commission members were elected in November 2020, five years after adoption of the charter. Any changes to the charter that the review commission recommends would go to a countywide vote in a general election.

Per the charter, the commissioner with the highest number of votes was to convene the commission. At-large commissioner Eric Holt received the highest number of votes and chaired the Jan. 7 meeting. The commissioners will discuss selection of a chair at the Jan. 27 meeting.

Information from the Jan. 7 meeting, including a link to CVTV’s coverage can be found on the County Council Meeting page under the Jan. 7 date at https://clark.wa.gov/councilors/clark-county-council-meetings.

Information on the Review Commission can be found on the county’s website at https://clark.wa.gov/county-manager/charter-review-commission. The site will be updated throughout the review process.

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