Good Governance League sets Monday rally in Sequim

SEQUIM — The Sequim Good Governance League, formed in response to the Sequim City Council’s Jan. 11 vote to negotiate City Manager Charlie Bush’s resignation, has planned a rally to show their support for retaining Bush from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday.

The rally will start at the corner of Washington Street and Sequim Avenue, and it is hoped that participants will line the street on both sides, standing 6 feet apart and wearing face masks, said Sheena Younger, one of the 100 or so founding members of the league.

The rally was originally set to end at 7 p.m., but has been changed to end at 6 p.m. so that participants can join the Sequim City Council meeting that begins at 6 p.m. on Zoom.

To join the meeting, go to https://zoom.us/j/91 235464249.

To listen only, call 253-215-8782 and use ID number 912 3546 4249.

Written public comment can be sent to smcmillon@sequimwa.gov and will be distributed to the council prior to the meeting, the city said on its website.

Younger created an online petition, Sequim Council Retain Charlie Bush!, on Jan. 15, after the league was formed during a Zoom meeting Jan,12.

Signatures numbered 1,139 by 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

Younger said the communications team of the league plans to send the petition signatures and comments to each of the Sequim City Council members at 10 a.m. Monday.

People still can sign the petition after that, she said, but those who want it seen before the council meeting should sign before then so they will have it before the meeting.

The league has said in a press release that Bush “epitomizes good governance in the best interest of Sequim,” that under his leadership the local economy is in better financial shape than many other cities, and that he has “encouraged leadership development among city council members and staff that has translated into honing skills of city employees and council members, and has led to collaborative community efforts.

“He drove the effort to issue close to a half-million dollars in grants to Sequim businesses struggling due to the pandemic,” the group said in the Jan. 18 release. “(He) has encouraged leadership development among city council members and staff that has translated into honing skills of city employees and council members, and has led to collaborative community efforts.”

Learn more about the rally at tinyurl.com/jec9lzer.

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