Washington Combined City-County Charters, HJR 21 (1972)

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State of Washington Constitutional Amendment 58 (House Joint Resolution 21) was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment to the Washington State Constitution. It was on the November 7, 1972 ballot in the State of Washington, where it was approved.

Amendment 58 amended Article XI, Section 16 of the Washington State Constitution. It was the 58th amendment approved to the Washington State Constitution subsequent to its adoption in 1889.

Election results

Amendment 58
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 603,471 50.20%
No598,55749.80%

Text of measure

The ballot question was, "Shall the state constitution be amended to permit the people in any country by majority vote to create a combined "city-county" government through the adoption of a home rule charter under which other municipal corporations having such powers and duties as are prescribed in the charter could also be retained or established, if desired, and to set separate constitutional debt limitations for the "city-county" as thus created and for any new or retained municipal corporations?"

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