Petition drive shows people care about city

I would like to extend my sincere appreciation to everyone that supported North Bend's initiative and referendum petition drive. Petitioners worked tirelessly collecting signatures at grocery stores and going door to door, local businesses rallied behind our cause, 883 people took the time to sign the petition and many others worked behind the scenes to encourage our success. I'm sorry that our neighbors in greater North Bend (unincorporated King County) were unable to sign the petition. We did appreciate your support, however. We can all be proud of how we came together for a common cause and succeeded in our effort.

I would also like to thank Mayor Joan Simpson and the City Council for taking the first step in adopting the right of initiative and referendum for our city. In addition, I would like to express our appreciation for the actions taken at the May 7 City Council meeting to bring to a conclusion, for now, the controversial driving restriction laws. We applaud the efforts of the administration and the City Council for taking these positive steps.

If I have learned anything from this experience, it's that the people really care about our city and want to be involved. North Bend is a great place to live and I'm honored to be your neighbor.

David Cook

Citizens for I&R

North Bend

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