People for Smarter Transit Campaign Official Voice Opposing Sound Transit’s $54 Billion November Ballot Measure

 

People for Smarter Transit - No ST3, is the official campaign that is challenging Sound Transit’s ST3 ballot measure this November.  As the official campaign, they are required to submit a statement for the Voters’ Pamphlet in King, Snohomish and Pierce Counties.  The statement has to be signed by up to three people.  The Sound Transit Board will vote on who will actually be in the Voters’ Pamphlet if more than one person or group submits names.  “As far as we know, we are the only official “NoST3” campaign.  We are registered with the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission. We have a steering committee and a bank account to receive donations to the campaign.  We also have an official website,” (NoST3.org) stated Frank Dennis, the Campaign Chair.

In the letter to the Sound Transit Board on July 18th, 2016 he states, “We submitted a letter to you on June 23rd, 2016 regarding our plans to submit names and a statement for the Voters’ Pamphlet in King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties.  Today we are officially submitting those names for Board approval on July 28th, 2016. It is our expectation, according to RCW29A.32.280, that the Board honors this request and does not accept names from others who do not represent the official campaign,” added Frank Dennis.

The Smarter Transit campaign is also reserving the right to add a third name before the Sound Transit Board meeting on July 28th when they are scheduled to approve the list of names for the pro and con Voters’ Pamphlet Statements.

Here are the names:

Snohomish County

  • Chuck Collins, Former Director, Metro Transit
  • Washington State Senator Maralyn Chase
  • Gary Nelson, Former - State Senator, Snohomish County Councilmember and Edmonds City Councilmember

King County

  • Chuck Collins, Former Director, Metro Transit
  • Washington State Senator Maralyn Chase
  • Toby Nixon, President of Washington Coalition for Open Government & Kirkland City Council Member

Pierce County

  •  Chuck Collins, Former Director, Metro Transit
  • Mike Lonergan, Pierce County Assessor - Treasurer

 

People for Smarter Transit is a bipartisan, broad based coalition of pro transit citizens from around the region who believe that we need a transit plan that can move more people to more places much sooner.