We The People – Wenatchee
January 27th, 2011
City of Wenatchee:
Mayor Dennis Johnson and City Councilmembers Jim Bailey, Tony Veeder, Karen Rutherford, Doug Miller, Mark Kulaas, Don Gurnard, & Carolyn Case
RE: Wenatchee Initiative No. 1 — Let The People Decide on Red Light Cameras in Wenatchee
Dear Mr. Mayor and City Council members:
This letter provides you with our official notification that, starting today, we will work very hard over the coming weeks and months to collect enough signatures – at least 2,273 valid ones – on petitions for Wenatchee Initiative No. 1 to ensure a reconsideration of Ordinance #2009-10, adopted by the City Council on March 12, 2009, concerning automatic ticketing cameras. We are targeting the May ballot.
We firmly believe that Wenatchee’s citizens oppose this Big Brother, profit-making policy and oppose the process by which it was adopted. Our signature drive for Wenatchee Initiative No. 1 will give the citizens of this community the chance to decide this issue. Here’s what Wenatchee I-1 does:
- Repeals government-imposed automatic ticketing cameras in Wenatchee
- Requires Wenatchee’s city government to get voter approval if they try again
- Removes the profit-motive by limiting fines
- Protects democracy and due process
The language of the petition is clear: We, the undersigned voters of Wenatchee, require that, unless passed by the City Council, this ordinance – Wenatchee Initiative No. 1 – be submitted to a vote of the registered voters of the city of Wenatchee, subject to the requirements of RCW 35.17.260.
Please notify us immediately by telephone at (509) 387-6235 if there are any additional actions we are required to take followed by a letter providing that information. If you have any questions, please call.
Matt Erickson Nick Sherwood Alex Rion Tim Eyman
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