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Home » Archives » March 2008 » They Say You Can’t Fight “City Hall”

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03/31/2008: "They Say You Can’t Fight “City Hall”"


Well, you can fight City Hall and win, but it will cost you!

When the County Council filed a lawsuit against Alexandra Gavora, as a result of her legally filing the first Referendum under the new Home Rule Charter, she had to pay almost $6000.00 in attorney’s fees. If the County had not dropped this suit it would have run into the tens of thousands of dollars. This Referendum was the one that gave all of us the ability to vote on the Stormwater Ordinance at the November 2007 election; we voted that down by 66%.

Now it is time for all of us to step up and say, “Thank You” to Alex for her efforts. On Wednesday, April 2nd, from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM, at the Ale House in Friday Harbor, some grateful citizens are throwing a Fundraising Party to help Alex with those attorney fees. Already several concerned citizens have contributed $1200.00 to help, but more is needed. We are trying to raise another $4400.00.

A special “Thank you” to Peggy and Oren who have volunteered to make the Ale House available for this event. Food and drinks are available off the menu and there will be entertainment, an auction and of course a jar for contributions.

If you can not make it to the Party and still want to help, you can send your contribution to; Alex Gavora, PO Box 850, Friday Harbor, WA. 98250. Contributions collected that exceed the attorney fees will be donated to a charity.(we need to pick one)

No Citizen should be sued by any government for exercising his rights. We voted overwhelmingly for the Home Rule Charter and Alex, following proper procedure, stood up for all of us, now let US all stand up for her.


Ray Bigler
San Juan Island



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