Auditor’s Office requesting writers to argue for and against Bremerton School District levies

Committees must be formed by the end of day Monday, December 23

The Kitsap County Auditor’s Office announced that space is available for citizens who want to write arguments against one or both measures proposed by the Bremerton School District on the Feb. 11 Special Election ballot.

BSD is proposing two levies. One would replace the existing maintenance and operations levy when it expires, while the other is a facilities capital projects levy for health and safety improvements. According to Washington state law, districts proposing a measure are responsible for appointing committees to write arguments for and against the measure.

When the district does not appoint a committee by the resolution deadline, the auditor’s office may make the request for writers. The committees must be formed by the end of day Monday, Dec. 23.

Resolutions submitted by the districts for each measure are on the elections page of the Kitsap County Auditor’s website, kcowa.us/elections. The auditor’s office will also provide explanatory statements written by the district’s attorney. The committee’s argument against either levy would be due by Jan. 2. A rebuttal to the “for” committee’s argument would be due by Jan. 7.

Committee members do not have to be residents of the district in order to draft arguments. Parties can contact the Elections Division by 4:30 p.m., December 23. Email auditor@co.kitsap.wa.us or call 360-337-7128 if interested.

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