From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog: by Jack Mayne Citizens of this small city on the shores of Puget Sound have taken the extraordinary step of going to an Internet fundraising website to raise $276,000 to save the jobs of two city police officers and a records clerk. The police positions have come under the knife after city voters rejected on Nov. 3 a proposal to raise the lid on the amount the city could collect in property taxes. The Gofundme website â€“Â https://www.gofundme.com/supportnppoliceÂ â€“ went online officially on Thursday and, as of midday on Friday, the site reported $4,441 collected from 11 people in four days. Is it even possible? Campaign manager Stuart Jenner was asked how the police retention supporters could pull off a campaign during the holiday season in a city with 6,600, and how people can contribute $276,000 right after voters of the city rejected an increase in their tax levy lid that would have covered the earlier proposed budget that included the police jobs. â€œHow can we not give it a try?â€ Jenner said. Read the full story here.]]>
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