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Mayor debate set for Jan. 16
The Mirror and Federal Way Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a debate on the proposed change to Federal Ways form of government. The event will run 6 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 16 at Federal Way High Schools Little Theater. The debate will feature speakers representing the pro and con sides of the issue. Voters will decide Feb. 19 whether to change Federal Ways form of government from the current council-manager system to a mayor-council form involving an elected mayor.
To learn more or comment on the issue, send an e-mail to
Yes to a mayor-council government:
In favor of a mayor-council form of government is Accountability Comes to Town (ACT), headed by Federal Way resident Roy Parke. ACT submitted a petition with approximately 2,100 valid Federal Way voters' signatures to the city and King County calling for an elected mayor in July.
To learn more, visit ACT's Web site at www.actfedway.com or call Dave at (253) 874-5102.
No to mayor-council government:
Federal Way Works is a group that opposes a possible move to a strong mayor form of government. The group's 20-person committee is headed by Barbara Reid. The group's Web site is www.federalwayworks.com. To learn more, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The group seeks donations to help with the effort.