Port to put changes before voters this fall
August 27th, 2013 - 6:02am
(Port Angeles) -- Port of Port Angeles commissioners will put two measures before voters this fall.
One would increase the number of port commissioners to five and the other would decrease the terms from six years to four years.
The move was precipitated by a petition circulated by
civic activist Norma Turner.
Commissioner yesterday heard from Washington Public Ports Association executive director Eric Johnson on the ramifications of changes.
In the end, the commission resolved to put both measures on the November ballot, rather than wait for the initiative process to be completed. Commissioner Jim Hallett, however, cautioned that before leaving the measures up to the electorate, they needed to mount a campaign
of information, so the voters fully understand the pros and cons they're voting for.
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