City Council seeking citizens for, against Civic Center bond measure

The Mountlake Terrace City Council is seeking interested individuals to serve on the committees that will prepare the written arguments published in the voters’ pamphlet supporting and opposing approval of the city’s $25 million bond measure this August.

It is the city’s responsibility to appoint members to each committee, which will then submit their statements and rebuttals to the Snohomish County Elections Division for inclusion in the voters’ pamphlet.

The measure would authorize the City of Mountlake Terrace to issue 30-year bonds for the construction of a new Civic Center. The complex would be built on the site of the former city hall and surrounding campus at 58th Avenue West and 232nd Street Southwest and would include city hall offices, a new police station, and a community/senior center. The bond issue has been given the designation of Proposition No. 1, the same as when a similar measure was defeated in November 2010.

Each of the two committees could have up to three members, but have no restrictions on the number of people they could consult. The committees have strict deadlines during the month of May for preparing their statements either pro or con and for their rebuttal to the opposing committee’s statement.

Individuals interested in serving on either the Pro Committee or on the Con Committee are urged to submit their name, address and telephone number of Virginia Olsen, City Clerk and Community Relations Director, no later than 10 a.m. Friday, April 27. Submissions can be made by mail at P.O. Box 72, Mountlake Terrace, WA, 98043, or by e-mail to

The voters’ pamphlet for the Aug. 7 primary election is scheduled to be mailed on July 18.

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