Bag-fee battle: Referendum drive claims 20,000 signatures

Fifteen days after we showed you the first West Seattle signature-gatherer sighting, the anti-bag-fee campaign reports 20,000 petition signatures, about 33% more than they need to make the ballot, so it looks like we’ll be voting on it next year. As for when — as mentioned here last week, that’s up to the City Council; the first “special election” opportunity isn’t till February, a month after the fee kicks in.

4 Replies to "Bag-fee battle: Referendum drive claims 20,000 signatures"

  • islanddweller August 26, 2008 (11:11 am)

    Channel 7 was reporting this morning that it may not hit the ballot until next July, but it didn’t sound like that was certain.

  • GC August 26, 2008 (1:33 pm)


    And now for the injunction to prevent enforcement prior to the referendum being resolved at the ballot box…..

  • WSB August 26, 2008 (1:44 pm)

    That’s kind of what I’m expecting – a December injunction, February vote.

  • GC August 27, 2008 (3:00 am)

    From the rumblings I’m hearing, the “just leave us the h*** alone” crowd is pretty well fed up, and barring surprises, the bag fee is doomed – as, for that matter, any other intrusive and expensive initiatives Gridlock Greg wants to push. Verily, he hath awakened the cranky…

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