This year Snohomish County is reviewing its charter and 15 elected members of the Charter Review Commission have been meeting to consider several interesting items pertaining to the county: term limits, adding council members to the County Council, eligibility for office and more. This week Mayor Jennifer Gregerson, a CRC member will introduce an additional proposal concerning Paine Field Airport.
- that the county should be required to hold a public vote before any sale or transfer of Paine Field Airport.
- that the Paine Field Community Council be empowered to provide oversight of the airport, to make the Community Council a part of the charter and to adjust the membership of the Community Council to better represent the public.
According to Gregerson, “The Paine Field Community Council meets three times a year and receives updates from airport staff. They rarely take action, and don’t often report on their activities. I believe more involvement and action from the Community Council will make for a better airport and a better community.”
There will be an April 6 meeting of the Charter Review Commission at City Hall. Or residents may attend the May meeting held at County Council Chambers in Everett (generally the first and third Wednesdays at 7p). Call Mukilteo City Hall for specific times/dates.