The campaign to get the Thurston County Public Power Initiative on the ballot is rumored to have collected more than 11K signatures! It should be assumed that there are hundreds of invalid, duplicate signatures, so the campaign continues. We need to round up a couple thousand more signatures to make sure that the public power initiative makes it on to the ballot.
Puget Sound Energy can be expected to pump a lot of money into a campaign to defeat the initiative, but only folks with short memories are going to forget the ice storm last winter and the long power outages provided by Private, Profitable Power. We can do better than that. A public power district will value line maintenance and jobs trimming the trees more than profit.
If you are a Thurston County registered voter and you haven’t signed the petition for public power yet, come and sign up. Need more information?
I am pretty excited by this news. It’s not easy to gather signatures without using paid signature gatherers. The Koch brothers and Tim Eyman are not behind this initiative.