August 30, 2013 at 5:45 PM
Foes of Issaquah plastic-bag ban submit signatures to repeal it
Opponents of Issaquah’s ban on plastic shopping bags submitted petition signatures today in support of an initiative to require a vote of the people on repeal of the law. The ban 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 this afternoon.
Keller said he has calculated that 2,843 valid signatures are required under state law. His campaign will continue collecting signatures, he said, while city and King County officials determine the number required and the validity of those already submitted.
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.
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