Plastic bag ban repeal effort will not appear on August ballot
July 9, 2013
An attempt to repeal Issaquah’s bag ban did not receive enough signatures to make its way onto the August ballot.
Though members from the Save Our Choice effort gathered signatures outside local retailers since the ban went into effect March 1, it appears the organization was not able to muster enough support. The repeal is not listed with the other King County ballot measures to be voted on Aug. 6.
According to the Save Our Choice website, the organization had hoped to have enough people sign its petition to be included in the primary election. Wording on the petition indicates that signatures be returned by the end of June.
King County Chief Communications Officer Kim van Ekstrom said that it would be the county’s job to approve submitted petitions, and no petitions were given to them in regard to Issaquah’s bag ban.
Save Our Choice was unable to be reached for comment.
Read the ordinance at http://bit.ly/12hZYBd.