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City Seeks Advocates for Fire Station and Truck Bond Pro and Con Voter Pamphlet Statements

Mercer Island City Council announced its intent on Aug. 6 to place a nine-year levy lid lift for replacing Fire Station 92 and a fire apparatus on the November 6, 2012 General Election ballot.

With plans to rebuild Mercer Island and buy a new fire truck on the November ballot, is seeking citizen volunteers to advocate for and against the measure in the King County Voters' Pamphlet, according to a city press release.

Mercer Island City Council will meet August 6 at City Hall for a second reading to approve Ordinance No. 12-04, which will "submit Proposition No. 1, Nine Year Levy Lid Lift for City Fire Station and Fire Apparatus, to King County Elections for inclusion on the November 6, 2012 General Election ballot". According to King County Elections and Washington State Law, the City of Mercer Island has the responsibility of appointing committees to prepare statements in favor of and in opposition to the ballot measure. Click here for the King County packet of information for pro and con committees for the local voters' pamphlet.

There is a limit of three members per committee. The job of the committee is to write a statement in favor of or in opposition to the ballot measure. Former mayor Jim Pearman has already volunteered to take part as a "pro" bond advocate.

The committee is required to submit the statement by August 15, 2012 to King County Elections. King County Elections will then provide the committees with the opposing statements in order to write and submit a rebuttal statement by August 17, 2012. The word limit on the Pro and Con Statements is 200 words. The word limit on the Rebuttal Statements is 75 words.

The City of Mercer Island is in need of citizens for the following positions on the committees:

Committee in favor of Proposition No. 1, Nine Year Levy Lid Lift for City Fire Station and Fire Apparatus
1.  Jim Pearman
2. _______________
3. _______________

Committee in opposition to Proposition No. 1, Nine Year Levy Lid Lift for City Fire Station and Fire Apparatus
1. _______________
2. _______________
3. _______________

If you are interested in serving on one of these committees, contact City Clerk Ali Spietz, by phone at 206-275-7793 or by email at ali.spietz@mercergov.org as soon as possible.

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