Charter Review Commission

Background

Adopted by voters in 2005 and put in place in 2006, The San Juan County Home Rule Charter calls for a review by an elected Charter Review Commission after 5 full years of operation under the new form of government, and at least every 10 years thereafter. This is the current version of the San Juan County Charter.

The Charter Review Commission began work on January 21, 2021, electing Kevin Ranker as its Chair and Olivia Roseberry as its Vice Chair. The Commission shall conduct special and regular, public meetings with notices posted on the County’s online calendar. Meetings are currently held via Zoom on Wednesdays, 4:00pm-6:30pm, and starting May 6, also on Thursdays, 10:00am-noon*.

Regular Commission meeting Agenda and Minutes or find meetings in Calendar View. (Scroll down on this page to CHARTER REVIEW COMMITTEES for information on those meetings).

   *Join the Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85271643269 or dial +1 253 215 8782, meeting ID: 852 7164 3269 

Proposed Amendments (preliminary language)

List of proposed amendments voted on by the whole Charter Review Commission. Further research and wording is underway; changes are expected.

Town Halls on June 1 & 2

The San Juan County Charter Review Commission will be conducting two Town Hall meetings on Tuesday, June 1 and Wednesday, June 2. Come learn about the work of the Commission and hear about the amendments being proposed for the San Juan County Charter. Members of the County Charter Review Commission want to hear from you, too.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81389616014; Meeting ID: 813 8961 6014

June 1, 2021 04:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

June 2, 2021 04:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Dial by your location: +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma); Meeting ID: 813 8961 6014

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kc3jo8TjR

Read below for much more information.

Town Halls held on March 12 & March 13

The Town Halls hosted Friday evening and Saturday afternoon were lively affairs with more than 80 citizens participating in the conversation. Many great thoughts and ideas were shared with the Charter Review Commission. We're compiling these suggestions and they will be given to the committees for further consideration. A big THANK YOU to all who took the time to be there and help craft this important work.

As the Commission nears submission of their initiatives to the Council (expected mid-June), there will likely be another round of open discussions to gauge the reception of those proposals. Watch this space for details as this process continues toward the goal line.

Slide presentation from Town Halls. Briefly explains our Home Rule Charter form of government, who your Charter Review Commission members are, the committees formed, and some of the issues being explored though the Charter Review process. You can review a sheet that summarizes the list of ideas presented by the public at these Town Halls.

You may submit your comments or statements to sjccharterreview@sanjuanco.com.

Meeting Documents

Created  by Commission members (may include drafts and working documents)

Resources

Regular Commission meeting Agenda and Minutes or find meetings in Calendar View. (Scroll down on this page to CHARTER REVIEW COMMITTEES for information on those meetings).

Charter Review Commission YouTube Playlist (video recordings of Special, Regular, and Committee meetings)

SJC County Council Member Position and Salary Recommendations (May 10, 2012)

CRC Review Findings (June 2, 2012)

County Organization Chart (2019)

Ordinance 19-2019 Adopting a Biennial Budget for the Years 2020-2021 and Setting Forth the Estimated Revenues and Appropriations

2020-2021 Preliminary Budget Book

Countywide Precinct Map

Resolution 31-2020 Affirming Commitment to Safe and Inclusive Community

Rights of the Salish Sea discusses a variety of topics in its Conversation Cafes via Zoom (details on their website)

Documents presented by Treasurer, Rhonda Pederson - a June 9, 2010 memo to Council provides a good overview of the "CTED County Financial Health & Governance Alternatives" (98 pages) and Appendix F, "Case Study Analysis of, Alternative Governance Structures . . ." (74 pages)

Presentations

As given to the Charter Review Commission by outside parties

CHARTER REVIEW COMMITTEES

Committee name
(We will try to post agendas posted 1-2 days prior; minutes as soon as practical after meeting)
Meeting Day/Time Zoom meeting link
CHARTER REVIEW PROCESS - Preamble, nuts & bolts
Link to current agenda 
Meeting minutes: February 23  March 9  March 16  March 23  March 30
Tuesday 10:30am-12pm

Rights of Nature discussion Sunday, May 16, 1pm-3pm
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ELECTED vs APPOINTED
Meeting minutes: February 22  March 1  March 7  March 15  March 22 
Monday 10:30am-11:30am Join the Zoom Meeting
ELECTIONS - residency vs. countywide, election observing
work has concluded 3/31/21 Summary Report
Meeting minutes: March 4  March 11
Thursday 4pm-5pm (no  3/18 meeting)  Join the Zoom Meeting
INITIATIVE & REFERENDUM PROCESS
Meeting minutes: March 8  March 15  March 22  March 29  April 5 
Monday 7pm-8pm Join the Zoom Meeting
GOVERNANCE - County Council, boards & commissions, budget, transparency, individual islands  Proposed Amendments 5/5/2021
Link to current agenda (No April 8 meeting) Issues Status report
Meeting minutes: March 11  March 18  April 1  April 15  April 22

One-time meeting Wednesday, May 19, 7am-7:30am
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OPERATIONS - personnel, county procedures, public records
Meeting minutes: February 27  March 6  March 20  March 27  April 3 
Saturday 9am-10am (no 3/13 meeting) Join the Zoom Meeting
CLIMATE & ENVIRONMENT
Meeting minutes: February 24  March 10  March 17  March 24  March 31 
Wednesday 10am-12pm Join the Zoom Meeting
JUSTICE & EQUITY
Link to current agenda (no 3/29 meeting) April 7  Committee Update
Meeting minutes: February 22  March 1  March 8  March 15  March 22 
Monday 4pm-5pm (no 3/29 meeting)


Join the Zoom Meeting

Charter Review Commission YouTube Playlist (video recordings of Special, Regular, and Committee meetings)

The 18 members of the Charter Review Commission were elected in the November 3, 2020 election.

MemberEmail
Bob O’ConnellEmail Bob O'Connell
Liz LaffertyEmail Liz Lafferty
Jane FullerEmail Jane Fuller
Kevin Ranker, ChairEmail Kevin Ranker
Tony GhazelEmail Tony Ghazel
Janet BrownellEmail Janet Brownell
Anne Marie ShanksEmail Anne Marie Shanks
Sharon AbreuEmail Sharon Abreu
Paul DossettEmail Paul Dossett
Bill AppelBill Appel
Patty Garcia
Email Patty Garcia
Tom StarrTom Starr
Maureen SeeMaureen See
Kyle DaviesKyle Davies
David AndersonDavid Anderson
Richard GroutRichard Grout
David DehlendorfDavid Dehlendorf
Olivia Roseberry, Vice ChairOlivia Roseberry


Contact:
Phone:
Email:
Liaison: Mike Thomas


  
Maureen See
   
maureens@sanjuanco.com
   


   
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Patty Garcia
   
pattyg@sanjuanco.com
   


   
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Paul Dossett
   
pauld@sanjuanco.com
   


   
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Dave Anderson
   
davea@sanjuanco.com
   


   
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David Dehlendorf
   
davidd@sanjuanco.com
   


   
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Richard Grout
   
richardg@sanjuanco.com
   


   
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Bill Appel
   
billa@sanjuanco.com
   


   
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Olivia Roseberry
   
oliviar@sanjuanco.com
   


   
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Janet Brownell
   
janetb@sanjuanco.com
   


   
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Kevin Ranker
   
kevinr@sanjuanco.com
   


   
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Anne Marie Shanks
   
annemaries@sanjuanco.com
   


   
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Tony P Ghazel
   
tonyg@sanjuanco.com
   


   
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Sharon Abreu
   
sharona@sanjuanco.com
   


   
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Jane Fuller
   
janef@sanjuanco.com
   


   
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Robert A. OConnell
   
robo@sanjuanco.com
   


   
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Liz Lafferty
   
lizl@sanjuanco.com
   


   
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Thomas Starr
   
toms@sanjuanco.com
   


   
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Kyle Davies
   
kyleda@sanjuanco.com