Nation's First Elected Planning Director

Clallam County, Washington, with a population 65,000, will become the first county in the nation to elect its planning director. Could this start a trend?
September 17, 2003, 9am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Backers say electing the director of community development could actually depoliticize the office, making it more responsive to the people and less responsive to the whims of other elected officials. Clallam County is electing its planning director, as a nonpartisan position, because voters said last November that they wanted to. They approved an amendment to the county charter -- its constitution -- recommended by an elected 15-member review commission." Editor's note: Free registration is required to view this article.

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Published on Wednesday, September 17, 2003 in The Seattle Times
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