Ombudsman post was on 1969 ballot
Unfortunately, the 1969 proposal was defeated. But I think it's important to reflect that after at least a year and a half of research and deliberation that 15-member Board of Freeholders considered an ombudsman to be an important addition to our Snohomish County government. So, Snohomish County had the opportunity 44 years ago to give citizens a better chance to have their concerns checked into. Let's hope we don't pass up the opportunity again.
Chair of the 1967-69 Board of Freeholders