Two Franklin County Petitions Go Up for Vote in General Election
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Wash. - The Franklin County Auditor's Office has permitted two resolutions about the City of Pasco to go up for a vote in November.
The auditor issued Certificates of Sufficiency for two petitions this week, which means voters in Pasco will consider them during the General Election.
The first petition, reduces the city limits of Pasco by areas annexed unilaterally into the City with Outside Utility Annexation Agreements. Reductions include the 2013 - Riverview Area #2 Annexation (completed January 1, 2013) and the Court and Road 76 Annexation (completed in May 4, 2009.)
This measure will now allow people living in Pasco to determine if the annexations should be invalid. Of the 1,788 signatures gathered, the auditor's office says 1,398 were valid, for a validation rate of 78%.
The second petition, would change the City of Pasco's Plan of Government to a Mayor-Council plan from the current Manager-Council plan. The measure would change Pasco's executive officer to an elected Mayor, rather than an appointed City Manager.
Of the 1,841 signatures gathered, 1,495 were valid for a validation rate of 81%.
Both petitions required nearly 900 signatures to earn the sufficient certification.