The City Clerk's Office seeks volunteers to serve on committees to prepare statements "for" and "against" the following measures in order to comply with the requirements for RCW 29A.32.280:
• City of Tacoma Initiative Measure No.1B Initiative Measure No. 1B is an alternative the City Council has proposed to the Citizen Petition Initiative No. 1 regarding minimum wage in the City of Tacoma.
• Citizen Petition Initiative Measure No.2 Initiative Measure No. 2 is an amendment to the City Charter relating to a change in the form of government and other organizational changes.
• City of Tacoma Proposition No. 3 Proposition No. 3 is a property tax levy rate and gross earnings tax increase for street improvements.
• Governing Board of the Tacoma Transportation Benefit District Proposition No. 4 Proposition No. 4 imposes a sales and use tax to fund street improvements.
The ballot titles, petition language, and resolutions transmitting the measures to the Pierce County Auditor can be viewed at cityoftacoma.org/cityclerk. Each of the measures will be on the Nov. 3 General Election ballot. The statements prepared by these committees will appear in the Voters' Pamphlet.
Statements are due to the Pierce County Auditor on or before Aug. 7 and rebuttal statements are due Aug. 11.
To be considered for appointment to a committee, interested individuals should submit a letter of interest indicating whether they are advocating "for" or "against" one of the measure(s), which measure(s) they would like to be considered for, their place of residence and why they would like to serve on a committee.
Letters must be received in the City Clerk's Office at 733 Market St., Room 11, Tacoma, WA 98402, or via email at email@example.com, by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21.
The Government Performance and Finance Committee will hold a special meeting on Thursday, July 23 at 10 a.m.in Tacoma Municipal Building North, Room 16 (733 Market St.), to consider appointments to these committees.
General questions regarding the ballot measures can be directed to the City Clerk's Office at (253) 591-5505.