October 23, 2013 at 11:19 AM
Issaquah residents will vote on plastic-bag ban
Issaquah voters will decide in February whether to repeal a law banning the use of plastic bags in most stores.
Responding to an initiative that required action by the City Council, council members voted 6-0 (with Tola Marts absent), to put the issue on the Feb. 11 ballot.
King County Elections determined earlier this month that a petition to repeal the bag ban had qualified for the ballot. Save Our Choice, organized by Seattle resident Craig Keller, sponsored the initiative and circulated petitions.
Keller has criticized the ban as intrusive and ineffective.
The law, passed by the City Council last year, banned most plastic shopping bags and requires retailers to collect a 5-cent fee on paper bags. It went into effect in March.
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