CBG submit resolution to consolidate local government

CLARKSTON, WA - Citizens for Better Government, a group in support of a home rule charter, got approval from auditor Darla McKay after turning in the necessary amount of petition signatures.

The resolution seeks to consolidate the Asotin County Commission, the Asotin City Council and the Clarkston City Council into a smaller government entity for efficiency. Certification of the signatures by the county is next step. Then the county commission must pass a resolution to place it on the ballot.

"And once again it will be the candidacy of freeholders themselves," said Asotin County Commissioner Brian Shinn.

If the resolution gets approved for the ballot, voters must say yes to the consolidation and vote for freeholders who will draft the charter that enables the city-county government.