Letter: RCW followed by city of Camas
Friday, July 27, 2012
Regarding Margaret Tweet's July 18 letter, "Vote 'no' to Camas tax hike," I want the voters to be factually informed.
In response to the alleged lack of following RCW 29A.32.280, the city followed this process exactly, and fully. In coordination with the county elections office, we repeatedly, and publicly, asked for citizens interested in volunteering to write a "no" statement for the voters guide prior to the deadline for publication. No one stepped forward.
With approval from the county elections department, the ballot measure moved forward without a "no" statement written.
Tweet had asked the same question in a series of emails to the city, was given the full details, including copies of publications in the Post-Record, and still, apparently, believes the city made an error. I, as a city council member for over 15 years, cannot let this stand with incorrect information being presented as if it were true.
The city of Camas did follow the RCW for this ballot measure.
If you need information to help you understand the ballot measure before you cast your vote, please call one of the city councilors, the mayor, fire chief, or any member of city staff, and we would be very happy to help you with accurate information.
Greg K. Anderson