I want to encourage University Place voters to support two incumbents, Bird and Grassi, in the UP City Council election. First and foremost, current Mayor Linda Bird, of all the council members, needs to be retained. I have attended and/or watched on UPTV (Channel 21) most City Council meetings over the past year or so, and have found Mayor Bird to be extremely knowledgeable, thorough, well-prepared. Linda’s understanding of issues has both breadth and depth. A team-builder, Linda is courteous, listening respectfully to colleagues and constituents. And yet, most impressive to me is that Linda is not afraid to take a firm stand on difficult and controversial issues, and to stand up for Constitutional and civil rights for all our citizens. Please re-elect Linda Bird, whose long-term commitment, complete dedication, and thoughtful guidance is exactly what our community needs.
Voters who didn’t attend either of the UP City Council candidates’ forums should take an hour or two to watch them before voting. See them on your computer any time, at www.cityofup.com/UPTV/UPTV Online.asp. To view the forums on the big screen:
Candidate Forums on Channel 21
League of Women Voters Candidate Forum. The Council Candidate Forum from Wednesday, September 23, hosted by the League of Women Voters, is now on air on UPTV. It can be viewed each day at either 11 a.m. or 5 p.m.
Chamber of Commerce Candidate Forum. The Council Candidate Forum from Wednesday, September 30, hosted by the U.P. Chamber of Commerce, is now on air on UPTV. It can be viewed each day at either 2 or 10:30 p.m.
Mary W. Hammond