The Board of County Commissioners is the governmental authority of the county.
Franklin County has three county commissioners who each serve four-year
terms. The three commissioner districts are divided
by population. The commissioners are partisan and
are nominated in a primary election by only the voters
in their particular district. In the general election,
all the voters in the county are allowed to vote to determine
who will be elected as a commissioner.
Serving on the Board of County Commissioners are:
Chairman: Rick Miller
Chairman Pro-Tem: Robert E. Koch
Member: Brad Peck
1016 N. 4th Avenue
Pasco, WA 99301-3706
The duties of county commissioners include:
the amount of county taxes and
authorizing payment of county bills. The Commissioners
adopt a yearly budget.
Care of county public buildings and other county property.
|3. County roads.
|4. Defending all actions for and against the county.
|5. Making laws for the county. In Franklin
County, most laws are adopted by ordinance and are
included in the Franklin County Code. Franklin County
laws include: fire codes, boating regulations, burning
regulations, business registration, development regulations,
planning codes, building codes, plumbing codes, and
electrical codes, Franklin County Right to Farm ordinance,
litter control, noise control, sales and use taxes,
solid waste laws, and speed limits on county roads.
|6. Setting county policies.
|7. Serving on other boards such as
the Franklin County Disability Board, Benton-Franklin
Health District, Ben Franklin Transit, Emergency Management
Board, Columbia Basin Ground Water Management Area (GWMA)
and Workforce Development Council.
|8. The Commissioners
are responsible for the administration of all non-elected
departments in the county.