County council seeks applicants to write voters’ pamphlet statements

On May 31, 2016, Whatcom County Council adopted Ordinance 2016-019, submitting to the voters of Whatcom County a ballot proposition to authorize the county to impose a regular property tax levy of $.0295 or less per $1,000 of assessed valuation, beginning in 2017 and continuing for six consecutive years, for the continued provision of emergency medical services. County council must appoint committees to prepare pro and con statements for the local voters’ pamphlet. The council will appoint pro and con committee members at its regular evening meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26.

To volunteer for a committee, please call or email the county council office by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, July 18, at 360/778-5010 or council@co.whatcom.wa.us. Provide your name, which committee you are volunteering for and your contact information, including phone number and email address. If appointed, names and contact information will be shared with other committee members.

Once appointed, the pro and con committees must submit their initial statements to the county auditor by Monday, August 8. The rebuttal statements are due to the auditor by Thursday, August 11.

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