Proposition 1 supporters launch Valentine’s Day ‘I LOVE MLT’ campaign

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Melanie Granfors with a 'Yes on MLT" ribbon.
MLT resident Melanie Granfors with an “I Love MLT” ribbon.

A  Mountlake Terrace citizens’ group hoping to see passage of Proposition 1, the April 23 municipal bond measure, is starting their public efforts for the ballot measure on Feb. 14 by stating their love for the city.

“To coincide with Valentine’s Day, the theme for the campaign and for community involvement in the process is ‘I LOVE MLT’,” said a release from the YES FOR MLT Citizens’ Campaign group. The campaign will be encouraging residents to “show their love’ for Mountlake Terrace by putting up yard signs, wearing campaign buttons and displaying red ribbons.

“This campaign theme is based on what people have been saying on Facebook and our website, yesformlt.com,” said Linda Rogers, the YES FOR MLT Citizens’ Campaign Chairperson. “We love MLT and will vote Yes for Progress. The Civic Center means progress because it creates a community hub where citizens can relax, share, learn and engage in the government process. It will be a catalyst for the revitalization and business growth downtown, fulfilling a dream for Mountlake Terrace residents who have lived here for years and those who are new and raising a family here.”

The YES for MLT Citizens Campaign has been working on preparations for their efforts since even before the Mountlake Terrace City Council formally adopted plans last month to seek voter approval for a third time to fund a new Civic Center. Previous attempts to pass a municipal bond measure for construction of a new city hall and other facility improvements failed in 2010 and 2012.

The YES for MLT Citizens’ Campaign is promising to mount a strong charge to push for passage of the bond measure this year.

“We are motivated, energized and ready to reach out to our residents who have repeatedly voted yes for the Civic Center,” Rogers said.

The committee also said it has a number of endorsements for the measure, including all seven Mountlake Terrace City Councilmembers, State Representatives Luis Moscoso and Derek Stanford, and Snohomish County Councilmember Dave Gossett.

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