LETTER: Opposes NP levy lid lift

Stop, Think, Do Not Panic! Vote NO on Normandy Park Prop 1.

I think there are several issues to consider before we give our selves another permanent tax!

1) Should we change to an elected mayor form of government vs. city manager. Kent, Federal Way and Tukwila seem to be very effective with a lot less cost! It is very hard to fire a city manager. All they have to do is fool four on the council. With an elected mayor the public can recall or unelect an elected mayor.

2) Maybe we should have a work force assessment to see what we really need for staff. I have been told by a retired NP policeman that seven could run the police department, eight would comfortable. When I moved here Larry ( our only policeman) ran the police dept. and worked at Govmart Bazaar (security) Then come Sgt. McSheveny, then Rick Kiefer; that was in the ‘70s.

3) Seems like the Pro Prop. 1 group are using unnecessary fear to push their tax bill on all of us! Mr. Schulze has stated more than once that Normandy Park has money to operate for 2-3 years!

Conclusion: Don't panic, vote no on Prop. 1 and get involved in city politics and hire a firm like EMA out of Mpls.-St. Paul to do a work force assessment on our city!

Jerry Guite
Normandy Park taxpayer