Pratt is Running for Re-election
to the Lacey City
Iíve decided to run for
one more term and Iím hoping you will give me the same
support as you have in the past. Iíve taken an active
part in making this city a vibrant, livable and
Even more important to me,
is making sure we keep and grow our open spaces, and
parks. This includes making sure Laceyís environment
remains healthy with clean sources of drinking water,
reductions in air pollution and making sure we care for
our trees, lakes, and Woodland Creek (including its tributaries
in our city.
The next four years I will strive to make Lacey be a
great place to live: a city that supports family-owned
businesses, provides a place where everyone feels a part
of the diverse community and where the less fortunate
gets support, and makes sure our
natural resources are protected.
Cynthia was first elected to the Lacey City Council in
2009, and has served from 2010 to the present.
the Next Four Years
I hope to continue to move
the vision of a vibrant, walk-friendly,
community-oriented Woodland Business District to
reality, as well as vitalize our other districts: Hawks
Prairie, Gateway, our Depot District and Horizons
Engage Citizens in Decision-making: I want
to continue to look for ways to engage the community to
participate in the Cityís decision-making process and
Walkable Lacey: I hope to encourage staff to
develop connectivity between our extensive trails and
parks so that residents and visitors can access our
parks easily by walking and biking, encouraging a
healthy lifestyle. Staff has begun the process of
developing a Pedestrian and Bike Plan for Lacey. I
strongly have supported this task and we now have grant
money to work on it. This effort will find pathways
through our communities that bicyclists can safely
travel from one major thoroughfare to the next without
the worry of traveling through heavy traffic areas.
Prescription Discount Program: Because the City
of Lacey is part of the National League of Cities, and
because Iím involved with their committees, I am pushing
to include the Leagueís Prescription Discount Program.
This program allows CVS pharmacies to discount any
uncovered prescription costs for you, and your pets, if
they have a disease whose medication prescriptions are
similar to humans. For instance, high blood pressure or
kidney disease medicine for Fluffy or Fido mostly likely
would be covered.
Septic Systems: Through my encouragement, Lacey
staff is continuing to look for ways to ease the burden
on households while still trying to reduce our number of
septic systems in the City and UGA. To do this, we must
find funding solutions to convert septic systems to City
sewer delivery to reduce water quality impacts to
Laceyís lakes, aquifers, and Woodland Creek. Not only am
I working on finding these funds at the State level, but
also at the National level, through grants and
water/wastewater assistance programs.
Affordable Housing: This issue not only affects
Lacey, but all jurisdictions in Thurston County, as well
as the unincorporated areas. We need to approach this
regionally, otherwise we just move those in need to
another city other than our own. This will not just take
funding, but innovative solutions that address gaps that
donít get addressed by our non-profits. Lacey, through
our CDBG funding has given significant amounts toward
affordable housing as well as support Homeless Vets
through our Veteranís Hub. However, more is needed.
Right now, Lacey has a few RVs that canít afford to park
in RV parks. Their extended long-term parking in public
areas and on private property makes it difficult for
other residents to have access. Iím exploring equitable
ways to help the homeless receive support, while still
providing the rest of the community access to public
facilities and private business.
you for your support!