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Auditor's Office

July 6,2011
Julie Anderson
Pierce County Auditor

Doris Sorum
Lori Augino
Deputy Auditor

Tacoma City Clerk 747 S Market St. Room 220 Tacoma, WA 98402

LaTasha Smith
Assistant to the Auditor

RE: City of Tacoma - Initiative No.1 Dear Ms. Sorum: We have completed checking the petition pages submitted to our office during the

Mary Schmidtke
Fiscal Manager

Mike Fitta
IT Systems Engineer Lead

June 2ih through July 6 time frame titled "Tacoma -Initiative No.1." A total of 702 pages were submitted. The signature verification process began June 28,2011. Based on your submittal letter a total of 3,858 signatures were needed to validate.


Michael Rooney
Elections Manager

The petition was determined to be sufficient with a total of 3,934 valid signatures verified. Note: It was not necessary to check all petition pages submitted.

Mary Johnson-Hall
Elections Supervisor

It is the responsibility of the city to take the necessary actions to place this item on the ballot. The deadline to place an issue on the November 8th General Election ballot is August 16, 2011. If you have any questions regarding this petition please don't hesitate to contact me at 253-798-2148. The original petition pages will be available for pickup tomorrow, July 7, 2011.

Patti Shay
Recording/Licensing Supervisor

Tim Anderson
Animal Control Manager

Mike Rooney Pierce County Elections Manager


Sherry Bockwinkle

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Auditor's Office 2401 S 35th St, Rm 200 Tacoma, WA 98409

Administration P 253.798.3189 F 253.798.3182

Recording P 253.798.7440 F 253.798.2623

Licensing P 253.798.3649 F 253.798.3701

Animal Control P 253.798.7387 F 253.798.7004

Election Center 2501 S 35th St, Ste C Tacoma, WA 98409

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