Issaquah to vote on bag ban
October 10, 2013
By Peter Clark
The petition is in the bag.
After consumer group Save Our Choice fought a long battle to gather enough local support, King County Elections officially approved the petition to end the ban on plastic bags Oct. 4.
After the first round of signatures was found invalid, Save Our Choice had 10 days to collect more, which it resubmitted to the county Oct. 2.
“It’s back in the city’s court,” King County Communications Manager Barbara Ramey said.
The Issaquah City Council has two choices before it — approve the language outright and strike the ordinance from the books, or put the measure on a ballot and let voters choose whether to continue the ban.
Ramey said the county must be notified by Dec. 27 if the City Council wishes to put the issue on the Feb. 11 election ballot.