Signatures have been submitted to repeal plastic bag ban
September 3, 2013
NEW — 11:45 a.m. Sept. 4, 2013
Opponents of the city’s plastic shopping bag ban submitted petition signatures Aug. 30 in support of an initiative to require a vote of city residents to repeal the law that took effect in March.
Craig Keller, the West Seattle resident who spearheaded the Save Our Choice repeal campaign, said he submitted more than 3,400 signatures to the City Clerk’s Office.
Keller said he calculated that 2,843 valid signatures are required under state law. City and King County officials will determine the number required and the validity of those submitted.
“We’re going to keep collecting signatures,” Keller said, “to make up for any deficit they find in the validation process.”
The Issaquah City Council voted last year to ban most plastic shopping bags and require retailers to collect a 5-cent fee on paper bags.
The Save Our Choice initiative would require the City Council to either repeal the ordinance or allow citizens to vote on a repeal.
Read the full story in the Sept. 11 Issaquah Press.
Info for this story came from a press release from Craig Keller, Issaquah Press reporter Peter Clark and Seattle Times reporter Keith Ervin.