Plastic bag ban repeal effort will not appear on August ballot

July 9, 2013

By Staff

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.

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2 Responses to “Plastic bag ban repeal effort will not appear on August ballot”

  1. exoticdoc2 on July 9th, 2013 8:42 pm

    I am sick to death of PC nanny state government fools trying to control every tiny aspect of our lives. Next these PC enviro wackos will be trying to limit the size soda you can buy, what kind of light bulb you are allowed to use, whether or not you want fast food. Stop it now or it will not end with the control freaks in the government micro-managing every little aspect you people’s lives.

  2. Tom Jamieson on July 10th, 2013 9:05 am

    By law, the initiators have 6 months to collect signatures. If they succeed, the measure will be on the November Ballot. They hoped to stop the ongoing infringement of retailers’ rights even sooner by getting their initiative on the August Primary Ballot. They came up short of that stretch goal. However, to construe that the repeal effort failed is an overstatement. They still have 7 weeks.

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