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Public statement from Dick Spady, President of Easy Citizen Involvement

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Key facts about Initiative 24

  • Drafted by Dick Spady, Co-Founder, Dick’s Drive-Ins (Seattle).

  • Helps citizens communicate better with government officials.

  • Self-funded. Financed by volunteer donations.

  • Administered by the County Auditor.

  • Open to every interested citizen who works or lives in King County.

  • Participants meet in small groups, at convenient times and places.

  • Strengthens the Democratic Process.


8 Steps to Easy Citizen Involvement

  1. County Auditor Oversees the "Citizen Councilor" Process.

  2. Volunteer Coordinator Creates Unbiased Summaries of Public Issues for Discussion.

  3. Volunteer Hosts Convene Small Group Meetings.

  4. Meetings Are Held At Convenient Times & Places.

  5. Citizens Share Their Opinions Through Small Group Discussions and Objective Surveys.

  6. Opinions Are Summarized and Returned to All Participants and Government Officials on Website.

  7. Feedback Process is Ongoing and Repeats Quarterly "Symbolic Dialogues" with Leaders.

  8. Future Meetings Address Same Topic In More Depth or New Topics. Open to All Citizens.

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Dick Spady, President of
Easy Citizen Involvement
4426 2nd Avenue North East
Seattle, WA 98105-6191
206-634-0420