Wednesday, July 13, 2016
At its July 11 meeting, the Shoreline City Council indicated that they intend to move forward with placing renewal of Shoreline’s maintenance and operations levy lid lift to maintain basic public safety, parks and recreation, and community services on the November 8, 2016, general election ballot.
Accompanying the ballots will be the King County Voter’s Pamphlet. The pamphlet will include an explanatory statement from the City that states the effect of the levy lid lift renewal if approved. In response will be statements in support and opposition to the ballot measure. State law requires the City Council to appoint two committees to draft the pro and con statements. The committees can have no more than three members each; however, the committees may seek advice from any person or persons. The committees will also have an opportunity to write a rebuttal statement to the other side’s statement.
Individuals interested in applying for one of the committee positions should submit a community service application to the Shoreline City Clerk no later than July 22. Applications can be found at shorelinewa.gov or at the Clerk's desk in City Hall. The City Council will review the applications and appoint the committee members at its August 1 business meeting.
To learn more about the requirements for the voter’s pamphlet and the duties of the pro and con committees, review the 2016 Jurisdiction Manual at King County Elections.