The City of Des Moines is seeking volunteers to write the Pro and Con statements on the City Utility Occupation Tax for the Voter’s Pamphlet for the Nov. 6 election.
Persons interested in serving on the Committee to write either statement must submit an application to the City by close of business on Wednesday, August 1, 2012.
“If approved this proposition would increase the current 6% utility occupation tax to 8% authorizing 2.0% for City street paving improvements for a period of ten (10) years,” reads an announcement.
The Des Moines City Council passed Resolution 1197 to place a proposition on the November 6, 2012 ballot to increase the City Utility Occupation Tax for Des Moines Streets paving improvements.
A statement for and a statement against are included in the voter pamphlet prepared by King County Elections. Persons interested in serving on Committees to write the pro and con statements are needed. Each statement must be no more than 200 words in length and must be submitted to King County Elections no later than 4:30 p.m. on August 15, 2012. Any rebuttal staements are due by August 17, 2012.
To apply, please contact:
Sandy Paul-Lyle, Des Moines City Clerk
City of Des Moines
21630 11th Avenue South
Des Moines, WA 98198
The applications of those interested in serving will be provided to the Des Moines City Council for appointment at the August 9, 2012 regular Council meeting. Committee members will be notified by the City and applicant’s information will be submitted to King County Elections on August 10, 2012. King County Elections will contact each Committee for their statements.