Bremerton City Council Reduction Charter Amendment (November 2011)

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A Bremerton City Council Reduction Charter Amendment measure was on the November 8, 2011 ballot in the city of Bremerton which is in Kitsap County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 5,019 (70.22%)Approveda
  • NO 2,129 (29.78%)[1]

This measure sought to reduce the number of city council members and districts to seven from the current nine and allow for redistricting if this measure is approved.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

The Bremerton City Council adopted Resolution No. 3139, approving a proposition to be sent to the voters to amend the Bremerton City Charter reducing the size of the City Council.

If approved, this proposition amends the City Charter reducing the number of Council members and Council districts from nine to seven, and makes other related changes. Council members elected in 2011 to represent current Council districts will serve two year terms. In 2013, the seven new Council districts, as redistricted, will elect new Council members. These Council members will initially serve staggered terms beginning in 2014. Thereafter, all Council members shall serve four year terms.[3]

References

  1. Kitsap County Elections, November Election Results
  2. Kitsap County Elections, November Measures
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.