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Letter: Charter change now up to Kent voters

Published: August 27, 2014 4:00 AM

On behalf of the Kent Environmental Rights Group, I would like to thank Kent City Council for its unanimous approval on Aug. 20 of a motion to place KERG's Community Bill of Rights charter amendment on the November ballot. As part of initiative procedure, once KERG's petition signatures met Board of Elections requirements, it was up to council to approve the proposed charter amendment for the ballot.

According to American constitutional guarantees, sovereignty now rests with Kent voters. Given council's vote, they now will have the opportunity to approve or reject the city charter amendment in November. This step forward represents the acceptance by council of its role in a functioning democracy. For more information on the pending charter amendment, Kent citizens should refer to www.KentEnvironmentalRightsGroup.org.

Mim Jackson, Kent

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