LETTER: North Highline PAC says thanks

To all of our supporters, friends, neighbors and business owners in Area Y (White Center, Top Hat, South Park) the Independent White Center PAC would like to take this time to thank you for voting in the November 6, 2012 election.

Two out of every three voters voted against Burien annexation.

White Center has a history of being fiercely independent and unique. We have sponsored the White Center Jubilee Days for 88 years with strong business community support.

And we have dozens of businesses, like mine, that have been here for many decades.

We are proud of our community improvements in recent years. This growth has come from the efforts of many of our community service organizations as well as our business owners.

We look forward to even a brighter future for our community by all working together toward our common goal of improving our neighborhoods and our business district.

During this election campaign there were many people who helped make this vote against Burien annexation a success. Thanks to all of you who put a No Annexation sign in your yard. Thanks to our many doorbellers, who continued to doorbell even when it rained. Our videographer (Pat LaMoine) did a great job interviewing many in our group.

And so many other volunteers installed signs, prepared flyers, and called their neighbors. Without you all, this victory would not have been impossible.

For the record, Independent White Center PAC made every effort to check its facts and procedures with the appropriate services and agencies such as the Washington State Department of Revenue, King County Elections, the King County Library Board, the local utility providers, and the Public Disclosure Commission.

In order to get our article published in the Seattle Times, we had to pass a strict fact check process that checked over 20 statements in the article.

We labeled all of our political material, yard signs, and advertisements with our name and contract address; and left no doubt as to who was putting out the Vote Against Annexation information.

Unfortunately, during this election, over 100 of our yard signs disappeared. But our group had a strict policy of not touching or removing any of the opposition signs.

So, the suggestion that we were involved in taking or damaging the Yes Burien Annexation signs was false.

If we have missed any signs in your neighborhood, please call us and we will pick them up. Our contact information is right on the sign.

Additionally, when we collected our signs after the election, we also collected the black and white signs that read “No Burien/Yes to Seattle.” We do not know who installed these signs, but if these folks want them back, please call 206-246-7979 and leave a message.

This is a great day for Area Y and White Center. We have spoken as a community. Independent White Center PAC looks forward to working with all of the voices in our neighborhoods to create and shape an even brighter future for our community.

Thank you again for your time and your vote.

Don Malo
Malo’s Autobody of White Center
Independent White Center PAC

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