Sunday, October 23, 2016
On Tuesday, October 25, 7 - 8:30pm at the Third Place Commons stage area, the newly formed Lake Forest Park Citizens' Commission will sponsor a forum on the Sound Transit 3 (ST3) Ballot Issue. 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park 98155.
By Mike Dee, LFPCC
Ballots are out. Voters need to decide, and turn in their ballots by November 8, at 8pm, but should they Vote to “Approve” or to “Reject”, a Ballot Measure on November’s Ballot? What am I talking about? ST3, of course, Sound Transit’s Plan #3. Basically, it’s about Transit, Money, People, and Time.
With all the Presidential election coverage, gubernatorial races, and other election races, it would be easy to overlook, and forget to properly research a regional issue on this year’s ballot, which could leave you wishing you had. Involving 3 counties, providing $53.8 Billion.
This is where we come in, the Lake Forest Park Citizens’ Commission, which formed after the City of Lake Forest Park retired four of their Mayor Appointed (citizens to serve), City Staff (advised), Council-Member (liaison), Yearly Work-Plan Approved (Council) and all (paid for by tax-payers), Commissions.
This will be a moderated event, with a presentation from Sound Transit’s Patrice Hardy, (Govt and Community Relations Officer). Mass Transit Now! will be Presenting in Approval of the Measure. Maggie Fimia, and David Greschler of People for Smarter Transit - No on ST3 will be presenting in Rejection of the Measure. There will also be an audience-asked Question and Answer section in the Forum.
For more information, email the Commission.