As elected officials from 12 communities in Dallas County, we have watched the process our county officials have undertaken leading to the proposal to build an administration and public safety facility in east Adel.

We recognize our dramatic population growth, which has more than doubled since 1997, has outpaced the county’s office space and is squeezing its ability to perform vital services. Also, we respect the thorough and well-reasoned approach that Dallas County leaders have taken in reviewing a number of different building plans and construction sites to select the one that they believe best serves the needs of our residents.

We know that our county officials have worked hard to make the best use of technology to delivery services efficiently and effectively, but they simply need more office space to serve a population that has more than doubled since 1997.

We encourage all Dallas County residents, especially those in our communities, to review all the facts at the county’s informational website, www.dallascountyfuture.com, and vote on Aug. 6.

Mayor Allan Adams, Van Meter

Mayor Darci Alt, Redfield

Mayor Bob Andeweg, Urbandale

Mayor Scott Cirksena, Clive

Mayor Brian Devick, Woodard

Mayor Steve Gaer, West Des Moines

Mayor Mitch Hambleton, Dallas Center

Mayor Nick Hasty, DeSoto

Mayor Tim Hudspeth, Bouton

Mayor Jay Pattee, Perry

Mayor Bill Peard, Waukee

Mayor Tom Schenk, Granger