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Washington conservation commission calls meeting on elections, June 3, 2019

The Washington State Conservation Commission will review how conservation district supervisors are elected in response to concerns about unaccountable special-purpose districts.

The state auditor in May identified 35 irrigation, weed control, water and sewer, fire and cemetery districts that are “unauditable” because of poor or nonexistent record-keeping. Auditors also alleged a King County drainage district commissioner has misappropriated public funds for many years.

No conservation district is being accused of wrongdoing, but lawmakers and the League of Women Voters have questioned before how districts elect supervisors.

Read more about the election system for conservation districts and other special purpose districts by following the link below.

Source: Washington conservation commission calls meeting on elections | Capital Press