HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 97-4662, by Representatives Kessler and Buck


     WHEREAS, It is the policy of the Washington State Legislature to recognize commitment to public service; and

     WHEREAS, Clallam Transit, the public bus system serving the north Olympic Peninsula, is currently facing a budgetary shortfall necessitating higher fares and painful cutbacks in service; and

     WHEREAS, Public bus service is an essential community resource which provides the only means of transportation to many citizens and is vital to community efforts to alleviate traffic congestion; and

     WHEREAS, The forty-eight bus drivers and maintenance personnel of Clallam Transit, represented by the Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 587, volunteered to forego their contracted three and one-half percent cost-of-living adjustment for the current year in order to reduce transit system expenses; and

     WHEREAS, Curtis Stacey, the Executive Board Officer for Local 587 and a Clallam Transit driver for thirteen years, convinced his fellow drivers and maintenance workers of the need and value in foregoing the scheduled pay raise; and

     WHEREAS, Mr. Stacey and his colleagues were following the lead of Clallam Transit executive personnel who had earlier agreed to forego any possible pay raise;

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives commend Curtis Stacey, the members of Local 587, and the nonrepresented personnel of Clallam Transit for their willingness to sacrifice their own financial gain for the greater good of their community; and

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives to Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 587, and to Daniel Di Guilio, General Manager, Clallam Transit.



   I hereby certify this to be a true and correct copy of

   Resolution 4662 adopted by the House of Representatives

                       April 24, 1997.



               Timothy A. Martin, Chief Clerk