I was approached at my home on Aug. 27 by two people asking me to sign a petition to "vote on annexation." I have been paying attention to the annexation issue here in west Pasco and had never heard of any potential vote on annexation in my area.
When I questioned them further, I learned they are from the Citizens for Lifestyle Preservation group and they are actually trying to get you to sign a petition for incorporation. As they put it, "We have no other choice."
I find it shameful that they are leading off with a gross misrepresentation of what they are asking you to sign. I urge anyone approached by people asking you to sign an annexation-related petition to ask questions before you sign.
And as for this petition, even if you're against annexation, do not sign unless you want to vote to form your own city. Forming a city out of an area that is all residential with no tax base will be terrible for our neighborhood.
Matt Rasmussen, Pasco