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Monroe Initiative #2 letter
Monroe Initiative #2
RED-LIGHT CAMERAS — MONROE CITIZENS (AGAIN) DEMAND A VOTE
Monroe’s Mayor and City Council aren’t listening to you with Monroe Initiative #1,
so we ask you to sign Monroe Initiative #2 to show them that you refuse to give up!
City of Monroe:
Mayor Robert Zimmerman and City Council Members Kurt Goering, Patsy Cudaback, Tom Williams, Tony Balk, John Stima, Jim Kamp, & Bridgette Tuttle
RE: Monroe Initiative #2 – If at first you don’t succeed, try try again
Dear Mr. Mayor and City Council members:
Rather than listen to your constituents, you sued them. This letter provides you with our official notification that, starting today, we will work very hard over the coming weeks to collect enough signatures – at least 999 valid ones – for Monroe Initiative #2 to provide the voters of Monroe with the public vote on automatic ticketing cameras they deserve. We are targeting the November ballot.
Since two-thirds of active voters in Monroe signed petitions for Monroe Initiative #1, we are even more convinced that Monroe’s citizens oppose your obnoxious profit-making policy and oppose the obstruction that the Mayor and City Council have employed to maintain it. Our signature drive for Monroe Initiative #2 will give the citizens of Monroe the chance to express their views in a public vote on an issue they clearly care about. Here’s what Monroe I-2 does:
- Shows city officials that their decision to sue the voters backfired
- Guarantees a public vote on government-imposed automatic ticketing cameras
- Gives the people the chance to tell city officials that they want the ticketing cameras removed now
The language of the petition is clear: We, the undersigned voters of Monroe, require that, unless passed by the City Council, this ordinance – Monroe Initiative No. 2 – be submitted to a vote of the registered voters of the city of Monroe, subject to the requirements of Monroe Municipal Code 1.12 and RCW 35A.11.080-.100.
You made a huge mistake suing your own citizens rather than listening to them. The people of Monroe deserve a public vote now, not later. And their decision should be implemented. You are elected to represent the people, not rule over them. We will continue to fight for the rights of the
two-thirds of active voters who signed on to a public vote and we will not stop until they get it.
With great passion, conviction, and sincerity,
Brian Kohn Nick Sherwood Alex Rion Tim Eyman
cc: Attorney Richard Stephens – Groen, Stephens, & Klinge Law Firm
“Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” Benjamin Franklin
Monroe Initiative #2, PO Box 1181, Monroe, WA, 98272