Letters to the Editor

TACOMA: League stands against Initiative 2

The League of Women Voters urges all Tacoma voters to vote “no” on Tacoma’s Citizens’ Charter Amendment Initiative Measure No. 2.

The League of Women Voters is strictly nonpartisan on candidates and will never support or oppose any candidate for office. However, on issues on which we have a position, we do take a stand.

The first phrase of our long-held position on Tacoma city government reads, “The League of Women Voters of Tacoma-Pierce County supports the Council-Manager form of government for the City of Tacoma …”

A city manager is not political, is professionally trained, carries out the wishes of the mayor and City Council, and can be fired by the council at any time. An elected strong mayor, as someone who needs to be elected by the public, is more subject to influence and might or might not be a good administrator.

To learn about all the measures on the ballot this year, please come to our forum at 6 p.m. Oct. 21 at Wheelock Library.