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Online Primary Voters' Pamphlet, August 6, 2013
City of Olympia - City Council, Position No. 7

Types of City Government - There are two forms of city government in Thurston County: mayor-council and
council-manager. Under both forms of government the council is the city’s legislative and policy-making body. All council members are elected.

The council enacts all ordinances, resolutions, and policies consistent with state law for the safety and welfare of the city’s or town’s residents. Ordinances may include local tax measures authorized by statute. Traffic, fire protection, police, land use, municipal services, business, and other regulations are overseen by the council. The council controls the city’s finances through the budgeting and auditing processes and by exercising general oversight. The council also makes contracts, creates subordinate positions, prescribes duties, and fixes salaries. The mayor’s role depends upon the form of government in a particular city or town.

Mayor-Council: Bucoda, Rainier, Tenino, Tumwater, and Yelm.
In this form of government, the mayor is elected and is the city’s chief executive or administrative officer and the ceremonial head of the city. The mayor carries out the council’s policies, administers day-to-day city affairs, and with some limitations appoints, supervises, and discharges subordinate officers. The mayor presides over council meetings and has a veto power over ordinances.

Council-Manager: Lacey and Olympia.
In this form of government the council appoints a city manager as the chief administrative officer. The manager appoints and discharges all department heads and subordinate officers and is responsible to the council for the proper administration of all city affairs. The council may discharge the manager but may not interfere with or bypass the manager’s day-to-day administration of subordinates. A council member is selected by the council, or by an alternative election method, to act as chairman with the title of “mayor”. The mayor continues to be a full member of the council with all attendant rights, privileges, and immunities. The mayor also presides over council meetings and acts as the ceremonial head of the city. The mayor has no regular administrative powers but may be required to exercise certain powers in emergencies.

All city and town positions are nonpartisan.

  Only voters residing within the city limits of Olympia will vote on this position.
Statements are written by the candidates, who are solely responsible for the contents therein.
Jim Cooper PO Box 11396, Olympia, WA 98508, (360) 455-4149,,
Jim Cooper

I am proud to have served as your Olympia City Councilmember for the past two years. In this time I have worked hard to: provide a stable revenue source committed to public safety downtown through the Ambassador Program and a dedicated downtown police officer on bicycle; create a regional air quality monitoring plan that increases our ability to identify health and safety threats to our air quality; and improve how human service programs are funded, using regional priorities and braiding of funding sources to increase our collective impact.

Over the next four years I will continue to work on increasing public input in city policies, planning and implementing a homeless services system that reduces homelessness while respecting the rights of our less fortunate community members and exploring regionalization of government services whenever practical. Please vote to reelect me, Jim Cooper, to the Olympia City Council.

Prophet Atlantis 1617 Fones Rd SE Trlr 14, Olympia, WA 98501, (360) 438-1718,
Prophet Atlantis

Prophet Atlantis: Plans ahead. Reduces costs. Tells the truth. Is dependable. Saves for a rainy day. Cares for others. Helps others. Volunteers. Is loyal to community, country. Respects others with different ideas, customs, beliefs. Is polite, kind and gets along. Obeys the law or seeks to change it. Says thank you, please, you’re welcome. Respects people, animals, nature, resources, time and property. Exercises body and mind. Keeps Olympia clean. Stands up for others and beliefs in the face of laughter, danger and threats.

Prophet Atlantis is a Futurist and Trends Analyst. Prophet Atlantis is a spiritual advisor and a psychic - intuitive. Prophet Atlantis is an ordained minister. Prophet Atlantis is a consultant to people and organizations world wide. Prophet Atlantis listens. Prophet Atlantis helps gets things done.

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