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Changes proposed for the City of Waitsburg elections process

The City Council is scheduled to vote on election proposal at the February 19 council meeting.


February 13, 2020

WAITSBURG—City Administrator Randy Hinchliffe announced plans to hold a vote at the upcoming City Council meeting on February 19, 2020 to move the annual City election process to the Walla Walla County Election Board.

According to the City of Waitsburg Charter, City Council members and the Mayor, all serve one- year terms. One reason given for the proposed change is to have the city’s elected official’s terms correspond with the State of Washington’s model of four-year staggered terms, starting in 2022. Another change with this model would mean that elections would occur every two y...

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