The Kirkland City Council is recruiting interested residents to formulate the statements that will appear in the voters’ pamphlet for and against two separate proposed ballot measures: a street improvement and pedestrian safety levy and a parks maintenance, renovation, and enhancement levy. For each ballot proposition, the City Council will appoint one committee to prepare arguments in favor of the ballot measure and one committee to prepare arguments in opposition to the measure. Interested residents should contact the Kirkland City Clerk’s Office at (425) 587-3197 or KAnderson@kirklandwa.gov for more information on the committees and how to apply. Applications will be accepted until 4 p.m. on Friday, July 13, 2012. The City Council will make the committee appointments at its July 17, 2012 meeting.
The four committees, which will consist of no more than three members each, will be formed to prepare arguments which are limited to 200 words. The “Statement For” and the “Statement Against” (in addition to rebuttals of the opposing statements) will appear in the King County Local Voters’ Pamphlet for the November 6, 2012 General Election. Arguments are required to be submitted to King County Elections no later than 4:30 p.m. on August 15, 2012.
Arguments prepared by the “pro” and “con” committees will be made available to the opposing committees for rebuttal after 4:30 p.m. on August 15, 2012. Statements rebutting (optional) the argument made by the opposition shall be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m. on August 17, 2012.