Charter commissioner angry over meeting date change

A member of the Whatcom County Charter Review Commission is crying foul after the commission’s chairman moved the group’s final meeting up one week, to Monday, July 6. Some commissioners had said at their previous meeting, on June 22, they would not be able to make a July 6 meeting. The commission’s last meeting, in which it will put the final touches on proposed amendments to the county charter, was at that time scheduled for July 13. Chairman Ben Elenbaas said in a text message on Thursday, July 2, he wanted the commission to finish its work before the County Council considers its own charter amendments in public hearings on Tuesday, July 7. The charter is essentially the constitution for county government.

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