Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Washington: Five member North Valley Hospital Board of Commissioners facing petitions

The five North Valley Hospital Board of Commissioners are facing recall petitions, alleging violations of the Open Meeting Act (Washington requires a showing of malfeasance). The recall is apparently based around decisions on an Assisted Living facility, closing hospital districts and filling jobs.

NVH Board of Commissioners ChairHelen Casey, and members Lael Duncan, Dick Larson, Clarice Nelson and Herb Wandler are facing the recall.

Petitioners will need 35% of turnout -- between 237 and 289 signatures within 180 days

She said the last recall petition filed in the county was against Conconully mayor Leland Church in 2006, which was ruled by the court not to meet the requirements for sufficiency of charges.
nThe last such successful recall effort was against Okanogan County Prosecuting Attorney Jeremiah McCormick in 1977.

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