Key Peninsula Democrats initiated a series of public meetings in February.

At the first meeting, Pierce County Councilman Derek Young gave a presentation on the new county administration building.

March and April meetings had open-floor discussions with Peninsula School District administrators regarding school issues. Representatives of the Red Barn Youth Center and Communities in Schools-Peninsula discussed youth activities on the Key Peninsula.

At the May meeting, Young discussed transportation and traffic issues facing Key Peninsula residents. June’s meeting featured Key Peninsula Fire Chief Guy Allen, who presented material concerning the district levy to be voted on during the August primary election.

According to organizers, the intent of the meetings is to provide opportunities for residents of all political persuasions to hear experts discussing issues of public importance. The group meets the third Monday monthly at the Home fire station. Every meeting is open to the public and attendance is without cost or obligation.

For the 7 p.m. July 20 meeting, each candidate for Peninsula School District board of directors has been invited to participate. Six of eight candidates indicated their intention to participate. KP voters will meet these candidates to discuss issues of importance to them.

The public is invited to attend and participate in every meeting of the KP Democrats. For information, call George Robison at (253) 853-2721.

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