Edmonds 2010 Citizens Levy Committee to meet Monday

The 2010 Citizens Levy Committee is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the Brackett Meeting Room, third floor of Edmonds City Hall, 121 5th Ave. N. The agenda includes a presentation by Sarah Phillips from the City of Lake Forest Park, which ran an unsuccessful levy campaign in August.

  1. A presentation about the failed Lake Forest Park levy? Why? What is going on with this committee? Are the hardworking volunteers having their time wasted? Hey Harry, what’s going on?

    1. According to Councilmember Buckshnis, who oversees this committee, the purpose is to learn from the experiences of the City of Lake Forest Park — “to talk about their process and why it failed.”

  2. Interesting though that may be, it likely failed because voters didn’t feel it was necessary. Shouldn’t our levy committee be determining if Edmonds needs a levy and at what level?

  3. The writing is on the wall. Our economy is uncertain, and so are our jobs. There will be no new taxes passed on the state or local level in the next couple of years. I do not think that the state politicians are going to fool the people in …passing a tax on the high income earners. It would be just a matter of time and the bar would be lowered to include more tax payers. As for Edmonds, cuts are necessary until the income of those living in Edmonds also goes up. It may be a good idea that when the economy improves the city government begins to save first for times like these

  4. It is good that the Levy Committee is going through the steps. They could save some time and go to the last step. The last step is seeing which city government jobs will need to be cut.

  5. The primary purpose of a levy committee is to determine if Edmonds needs a levy and, if so, how much it should be. I’m hopeful that the committee will make that determination.The mayor’s proposed budget indicates that revenue from a levy is not needed until 2013.

    Determining which jobs, if any, should be cut is the duty of the city council and the mayor.

  6. I have to agree with Ron on this one. They don’t determine what jobs are to be cut and they aren’t determining the budget. There job is to see if we need a levy and for how much. The other important thing they need to determine is if the people of Edmonds will pass a levy.

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