Support School/Library Propositions for February's election 32nd District Democrats Endorse School Levies and Bonds for February 2010 Election Support for Propositions in Edmonds, Northshore, and Shoreline
Shoreline, Wash. (January 15, 2010) Vowing to support the education of all residents of the community, the 32nd District Democrats voted to support bond and levies for the February 9, 2010 election at their January meeting. “Voters in the Edmonds, Northshore, and Shoreline School Districts are asked to support the propositions on their ballot,” said 32nd District Democrats Chair Carin Chase.
The Resolution adopted by the 32nd District Democrats states:
Therefore be it resolved that the 32nd District Democrats shall support the passage of the operations and technology levies on the February 9, 2010 ballot and encourage every voter in Shoreline and Lake Forest Park to vote; and
Be it further resolved that the 32nd District Democrats support the bond issue provided that the Shoreline Historical Museum remains in its present location and receive support from the City of Shoreline, the City of Lake Forest Park, the City of Seattle, and the Shoreline School District; (www.32democrats.org for full text)
“Yes for Shoreline Schools” has been individually endorsed by State Senator Darlene Fairley, State Representatives Maralyn Chase and Ruth Kagi, Shoreline City Councilmembers Keith McGlashan, Will Hall, Chris Eggen, Doris McConnell, Shari Tracey, and Chris Roberts, and many members of the Shoreline/Lake Forest Park community.
“Building the new high schools will bring needed jobs to the area, and provide a better learning atmosphere for all students, including our children with special needs,” said resolution sponsor and Shorecrest graduate Katie Rohs. “We have a responsibility to provide a 21st century education to all of our children.”
The District Democrats also voted to support the operations levies in Edmonds and Northshore. Kenmore City Councilmember Bob Hensel spoke in favor of the levies, stating that the Northshore schools are one of the best in the area.
Also at the meeting, the Democrats voted to support the King County Library Levy.
For more information on how to support the Edmonds levy, please visit - Vote Yes for Edmonds Schools
For more information on how to help support the Shoreline levies - please visit the Yes for Shoreline Schools campaign.
For more information on how to help support the Northshore propositions - please visit - Citizens for Northshore Schools
The full text of the resolution supporting the Shoreline School District propositions is available on the website of the 32nd District Democrats – http://www.32democrats.org/library/884
Posted On: January 15, 2010
Resolution Regarding Shoreline School District Levies and Bond
• Whereas the 32nd District Democrats are strong supporters of education for all residents of our community; and
• Whereas the 32nd District Democrats are strong supporters of the Shoreline Historical Museum; and
• Whereas the Shoreline Historical Museum preserves the history of northern King County and educates the community about our region’s history; and
• Whereas the Shoreline Historical Museum is located in the Town Center area of the City of Shoreline, blocks from the Shoreline City Hall, and in a building designated as a community landmark; and
• Whereas the City of Shoreline has contributed nearly a million dollars to the Shoreline Historical Museum since 1995; and
• Whereas the Shoreline Historical Museum has renovated the Ronald School Building at its own cost; and
• Whereas the title to the Ronald School Building is held by the Shoreline Historical Museum and the ownership is challenged by the Shoreline School District; and
• Whereas the Shoreline School District has placed an operations levy, a technology levy, and a capital bond on the February 9, 2010 special election ballot; and
• Whereas the passage of the bond would lead to the construction of new high schools at Shorecrest and Shorewood; and
• Whereas all residents of Lake Forest Park and Shoreline would benefit from the construction of new facilities; and
• Whereas the construction new high schools would bring jobs and revenue to the City of Shoreline and neighboring communities; and
• Whereas the Shoreline School District would qualify for construction matching funds from the State of Washington with the passage of the bond;
• Therefore be it resolved that the 32nd District Democrats shall support the passage of the operations and technology levies on the February 9, 2010 ballot and encourage every voter in Shoreline and Lake Forest Park to vote; and
• Be it further resolved that the 32nd District Democrats support the bond issue provided that the Shoreline Historical Museum remains in its present location and receive support from the City of Shoreline, the City of Lake Forest Park, the City of Seattle, and the Shoreline School District; and
• Be it further resolved that the Shoreline School District ought to be more open and proactive in its communication with the City of Shoreline, the City of Lake Forest Park, the Shoreline Historical Museum and other community organizations with regard to their plans regarding the use of property managed by the Shoreline School District; and
• Be it further resolved that the Washington State Legislature should provide more and consistent funding for education, historical preservation and the arts, so municipalities do not have to continually rely on the voters for basic operations levies; and
• Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be sent to the commissioners of the Shoreline School Board, Shoreline School District Superintendent Sue Walker, the members of the Shoreline City Council, the members of the Lake Forest Park City Council, the members of the Seattle City Council, State Senator Darlene Fairley, State Representatives Maralyn Chase and Ruth Kagi, the elected and appointed Precinct Committee Officers in Shoreline and Lake Forest Park, published in the district newsletter, and sent to local media representatives.
Passed by the 32nd District Democratic Organization January 13, 2010.
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Janet proudly served on Shoreline City Council, from 2005-2009 and is an outspoken, current environmental and preservation activist residing in Shoreline, WA. Over the past 20 years, she and many other partners have succeeded in many remarkable accomplishments for the environment and community. On the City Council, she helped spearhead many environmental achievements for Shoreline, giving Shoreline a "green city" profile. She is a founding member of Paramount Park Neighborhood Group, Thornton Creek Legal Defense Fund (which advocated for and succeeded in "daylighting" Thornton Creek at Northgate), South Woods Preservation Group, Lake Ballinger Forum, Sno-King Economic Gardening group and other efforts. She serves on the Advisory Board of Friends of Fircrest, and is a member of Shoreline Chamber of Commerce and Shoreline Solar Project.
Janet holds an Art degree from Moore College of Art, Phila, and runs an arts business for 30 yrs. She also is sales rep for Appel Farms dairy at Seattle Farmers Markets.
Janet and her wonderful, patient husband, Alan Worthington of 32 yrs have two grown sons, Travis and Spencer.