In your article written October 4, you are not giving enough credit to the Issaquah volunteers. They are the ones who worked so hard to make 15% of the voters heard. Therefore, these are the people who should be congratulated. Since 1975, the City of Issaquah has acknowledged its citizens' rights to initiative and referendum. This success should encourage citizens from other cities that they, too, can be part of the government by utilizing the initiative process.