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About the Charter Review

In 1969, King County voters were the first in the State of Washington to adopt a home rule charter. Our charter provides us with a fundamental, underlying framework of how we govern our region. It requires that everyone, regardless of position or office, abide by a higher law.

The Charter specifies that at least once every ten years, the Executive appoint a citizen commission to review the charter and recommend changes.

Charter Review Contacts

If you have questions or comments about proposed amendments or the charter review process, please email Executive Office staff at charter.review@kingcounty.gov.