Normandy Park citizens launch campaign to raise money to keep police officers

From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog:

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by Jack Mayne

Citizens of this small city on the shores of Puget Sound have taken the extraordinary step of going to an Internet fundraising website to raise $276,000 to save the jobs of two city police officers and a records clerk.

The police positions have come under the knife after city voters rejected on Nov. 3 a proposal to raise the lid on the amount the city could collect in property taxes.

The Gofundme website – – went online officially on Thursday and, as of midday on Friday, the site reported $4,441 collected from 11 people in four days.

Is it even possible?
Campaign manager Stuart Jenner was asked how the police retention supporters could pull off a campaign during the holiday season in a city with 6,600, and how people can contribute $276,000 right after voters of the city rejected an increase in their tax levy lid that would have covered the earlier proposed budget that included the police jobs.

“How can we not give it a try?” Jenner said.

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3 Responses to “Normandy Park citizens launch campaign to raise money to keep police officers”
  1. Mysty beal says:

    Not a surprise – if you want something done, get Stuart Jenner involved. I wonder how many Normandy Park residents who voted the tax increase down and won’t contribute to this effort will happily enjoy the benefits of other people’s efforts. You may not like taxes, but at least it spread the burden fairly to get everyone the benefit they wanted.

  2. Petunia Flowers says:

    Why is Des Moines concerned about Normandy Park ?? Don’t we have enough red tape to cut through of our own ? Or is it to distract from the real problem ?? As a home owner of Des Moines, I will NEVER vote for anything they need ever again. They don’t hold up to their promises.

    There is severe drug dealings going on at the Beach Front Park. It has been reported several times by several people and police say “we simply don’t have the man power”. What about our property taxes that were raised to help re-hire the 8 police they laid off ??? Are they waiting for some one to be raped or die at the park ?

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