City Seeking Residents to Write Pro & Con Statements for Proposition No. 1

The City of Des Moines is seeking residents to write both “Pro” and “Con” statements for the voter pamphlet on Proposition No. 1 – the City Utility Occupation Tax for paving improvements – and the deadline to apply is Friday, April 12, 2013.

The Des Moines City Council passed Resolution 1215 to place the proposition on the Aug. 6, 2013 ballot. If approve,d this proposition would increase the current 6% utility occupation tax to 8% authorizing 2.0% for City Street paving improvements for a period of twenty (20) years.

Persons interested in serving on Committees to write the pro and con statements are needed. Each statement must be no more than 200 words in length and must be submitted to King County Elections no later than 4:30 p.m. on May 20, 2013. Any rebuttal statements are due no later than 4:30 p.m. on May 22, 2013.

Persons interested in serving on the Committee to write either statement must submit an application to the City by close of business, Friday, April 12, 2013. To apply, please contact:

Bonnie Wilkins
Des Moines City Clerk
City of Des Moines
21630 11th Avenue South
Des Moines, WA 98198

Or call 206.870.6519, e-mail [email protected], or go to the City web site to fill out and submit a Committee application.

The applications of those interested in serving will be provided to the Des Moines City Council for appointment at the April 25, 2013 regular Council meeting. Committee members will be notified by the City and applicant’s information will be submitted to King County Elections on or before May 14, 2013. King County Elections will contact each Committee for their statements.

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