A ‘yes’ vote for Fire District 5 levy
Along with many others in this community, my family owes a debt of thanks to the Fire and EMS first responders of Fire District 5. There is no denying that the quality and speed of their service saves lives. To preserve these services at present levels, it’s important we all support Proposition 1, that will be on your ballot. Voters need to know this is not a tax increase. We all approved the existing levy in 2012 but the District has bumped up against a state-imposed levy lid and need voter approval to collect the full amount. Fire District 5 is well managed by your elected commissioners but inflation and increasing vendor cost have led to the necessity of this request.
I think we all want to maintain the present level of services we receive from Fire District 5 so I will be voting “yes.” Please join me.
Jerry Gibbs, Gig Harbor
Cheney Foundation shares YMCA’s vision
It has always to been clear to the YMCA that the Cheney Foundation shares a strong vision of serving the health and well-being of the youth and families of the Puget Sound area. They consistently invest in projects that are committed to improving the quality of life for Puget Sound residents. The Cheney family has shown by their many contributions to community organizations over the years that they are dedicated to serving others.
Charlie Davis, president and chief executive officer YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties
Seaquist will advocate for better schools
This November I am supporting Larry Seaquist for state representative from the 26th Legislative District. He is a tireless advocate for our local schools.
As a parent of children in the public school system, I understand Seaquist is the only candidate in the race with a clear plan for improving public schools throughout Washington. His Apple Action Agenda outlines steps needed to ensure basic education is delivered to every student.
Embedded in the agenda are “Needed Now” reforms that offer a clear roadmap to increasing the quality of education, overhauling the way we fund and budget schools, and streamlining the way the state and local school districts work together.
I believe that a vote for Seaquist is a vote for children and the future of local schools. We cannot afford to miss this opportunity to elect him as our state representative.
Meredith Browand, Gig Harbor