Save our Choice still seeks to reverse ban

July 16, 2013

Save Our Choice will not give up its continuing effort to repeal Issaquah’s ban on plastic bags.

Organizer Craig Keller said that, although volunteers were not able to secure the 2,843 signatures needed to appear on the August ballot, they would not halt the work.

“We’re making good progress,” Keller said.

The organization’s largest argument revolves around the issue being decided by the City Council without input from Issaquah’s citizens. Keller said a measure that affected business and shopping practices should have been brought to the voters in a referendum.

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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.

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Plastic bag ban repeal effort will not appear on August ballot

July 8, 2013

NEW — 6 a.m. July 8, 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.

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