The Charter Project of Mendocino County is proud to announce that 17 candidates from all over the County are running for Charter Commissioner. Voting YES on Measure W in the June 7th presidential primary will create the Charter Commission. You get to vote for 15. The 15 candidates with the most votes will be elected.
Measure W asks the county, "Shall a Charter Commission be elected to propose a Mendocino County Charter?” If approved by the voters, a commission of elected volunteers will draft a county charter to be affirmed by the voters in a future election.
A charter is like a constitution, but for a county. California is a “home-rule” state, which means it affords cities and counties the opportunity to increase their independence with a home-rule charter. If approved, Mendocino will become the 15th Charter County in California.
The following are the dedicated volunteers that would like to redesign our county government structure to empower the citizens, protect our rights, increase Democracy, and lift the county governance out of a quagmire of paralysis.
|Norman de Vall
|Michael St. John
You can read more about them on our "Meet the Candidates" pages: