In 1960 the residents of Mountlake Terrace banded together to pass a bond resolution to build a Civic Center that served the city well for nearly 50 years.
In 1964 they did it again to fund the building of the Recreation Pavilion that has proven to be a cornerstone of community activities. A bond measure brought us the Evergreen Playfields in 1975, which are today used by baseball, softball, soccer and tennis players and runners from all over the region. A 1986 bond measure brought us our Library, which is visited by over 150,000 people each year.
Just look at the positive impact these facilities have had on our community. At the time of all these bond measures there were the vocal naysayers who said that they were too expensive and not needed, just as there are opposing Proposition 1 today.
Today, in 2013, we have the decision to either follow in the footsteps of former (and current) community members and build a facility that we, our children and our children’s children can enjoy – or kick the can further down the road.
Future generations will either see the residents of MLT in 2013 as a people who worked together to provide a brighter future for our community – or a people who decided to do nothing when opportunity was the greatest.
What do you want to be known as?
Please vote yes on Mountlake Terrace Proposition 1. Find more info at YESforMLT.com.
Mountlake Terrace, WA