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Kent City Council seeks pro, con volunteers for Voters' Pamplet statement about police bond measure

Members are being sought for pro and con committees in Kent to prepare statements on a public safety bond measure that will be included in the King County Local Voters’ Pamphlet.

At its July 1 meeting, the Kent City Council passed an ordinance placing the public safety measure on the Nov. 4 general election ballot to build a new police headquarters.

Voters will be asked to approve a bond measure to fund and equip new public safety and training facilities to accommodate the city’s growing police force.

Each committee’s statement must be no more than 200 words and be submitted to King County Elections no later than 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 14, regardless of postmark.

Any rebuttal statements are due by Aug. 18. There is a limit of three members per committee, but committees may seek advice of any number of people to assist in developing the statements.

Selected by the city council, committee member appointments will be made during the regular public meeting of the council at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 5. Candidates need not be present to be appointed.

Those interested in applying for one of the committee positions should submit their name, contact information, and a brief statement as to why they would like to serve on one of the committees.

Applications are due Wednesday, July 30 at 5 p.m., and may be submitted online at KentWA.gov, or printed and mailed to Ronald Moore, City Clerk, Kent City Hall, 220 4th Ave. S., Kent, WA 98032 or by email to rmoore@kentwa.gov.

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