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Ballot Measure Results from the 2020 General Election

Ballot Measure Results from the 2020 General Election

November 12, 2020  by  Steve Hawley
Category:  Elections Parks and Recreation Finance Fire Protection Law Enforcement Transportation Finance Forms of Government-County

This blog post recaps some of the local ballot measure results from the November 2020 general election and discusses why the record-breaking turnout may make ballot measure validation tougher next year.

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2018 General Election Part 3: Non-Revenue Edition

2018 General Election Part 3: Non-Revenue Edition

November 13, 2018  by  Steve Hawley
Category:  Elections Forms of Government-City Annexation Marijuana Forms of Government-County

In this blog post, we examine non-revenue local ballot measures, including city and county charter changes, a city adopting the council-manager form of government, fire district annexations and mergers, and advisory votes on marijuana and downtown plazas and stadiums.

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A Brief History of the Development and Passage of Clark County

A Brief History of the Development and Passage of Clark County's Home Rule Charter

April 29, 2015  by  Nan Henriksen and Steve Foster
Category:  Forms of Government-County

This post summarizes how Clark County’s citizens developed and passed a home rule charter in the 2014 general election.

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Do We Have Too Many Local Governments in Washington?

October 1, 2012  by  Byron Katsuyama
Category:  Forms of Government-City Forms of Government-County

We recently had the pleasure of meeting with some staff members from the Governments Division of the U.S. Census Bureau who were visiting the state to talk with local government officials about the 2012 Census of Governments. The U.S. Census Bureau conducts a census of all state and local government units every five years, for years ending in 2 and 7, as required by Title 13, United States Code,...

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