Reminder: League of Women Voters forum on Sound Transit 3 ballot measure Sept. 19

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LWV-Logo-Open_standard_webThe League of Women Voters will sponsor a forum in Lynnwood Monday, Sept. 19 on the Sound Transit 3 (ST3) proposal appearing on the November general election ballot. The forum will be held at 7 p.m. at the Lynnwood Library, 19200 44th Ave. W. The event will also be live-streamed by TVW.org.

The panel will include Peter Rogoff, CEO of Sound Transit, who will present the proposal and its details. Shefali Ranganathan of the Transportation Choices Coalition will speak in favor of the measure. Maggie Fimia from People for Smarter Transit-No on ST3, a group which recommends other alternatives, will be speaking against the proposal.

Following the panel presentation, questions from the audience will be invited. Karen Madsen, a member of the League of Women Voters of Snohomish County, will moderate the forum.

The ST3 proposal will appear on the ballot in much of King, Snohomish and Pierce counties. Among improvements designed to help commuters, it includes extending light rail from Lynnwood to downtown Everett by 2036 and making many other changes to decrease congestion and improve traffic flow.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages an informed and active participation in government; it influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League has not taken a position on ST3 and hopes the public will take this opportunity to obtain substantial information before voting in November.

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