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A RESOLUTION OPPOSING INITIATIVE MEASURE NO. 976

WHEREAS Tim Eyman, Mike Fagan, and Jack Fagan have sponsored Initiative 976, filed on March 19th, 2018, as an initiative to the 2019 Legislature;

WHEREAS Initiative 976 seeks to repeal vehicle fees that provide essential funding to Amtrak Cascades, the Washington State Department of Transportation, and transit agencies across the state;

WHEREAS Initiative 976 attempts to nullify the voter-approved Sound Transit 3 proposal, a plan to bring light rail to communities like Everett, Tacoma, West Seattle, and Ballard, by eliminating Sound Transit’s voter-approved motor vehicle excise tax (MVET);

WHEREAS the cities of Anacortes, Bainbridge Island, Battle Ground, Black Diamond, Bremerton, Bridgeport, Buckley, Burien , Carbonado, Covington, Des Moines, DuPont, Edgewood, East Wenatchee, Eatonville, Electric City, Elmer City, Edmonds, Enumclaw, Everett, Fife, George, Grandview, Granite Falls, Kalama, Kelso, Kenmore, Kittitas, Lake Forest Park, Lakewood, Longview, Lynnwood, Mabton, Maple Valley, Mercer Island, Moses Lake, Mountlake Terrace, Normandy Park, Olympia, Orting, Port Orchard, Prosser, Richland, Roy, Royal City, Seattle, Sedro-Woolley, Shoreline, Snoqualmie, Soap Lake, Spokane, Tacoma, Toppenish, University Place, Vancouver, Wapato, Wenatchee, Wilkeson, Yakima, and Zillah all currently levy vehicle fees to fund local transportation projects which would be wiped out by I-976;

WHEREAS implementation of I-976 would reduce voter-approved funding to expand light rail, maintain bus service, build sidewalks, resurface roads, and calm traffic on both sides of the Cascade Mountains;

WHEREAS on November 14th, 2018, Eyman and his associates submitted petitions for I-976;

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that [Name of organization] takes a position opposing I-976, and urges all Washington voters to oppose I-976.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that [Name of organization] encourage[s] all who support Washingtonians’ freedom of mobility to join the coalition opposing I-976.

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