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Issaqual Anti-Bag Ban Initiative Gets Enough Signatures!

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.
Congratulations,
Ginny Scantlebury
exoticdoc2 October 07, 2013 at 09:34 PM
Good job Issaquah voters willing to fight stupidity in government.
scott couch October 08, 2013 at 02:21 PM
Utterly moronic. Just bury your heads in the sand Issaquah and pretend that the environment means nothing. This has nothing to do with rights and everything to do with ignoring future generations right to live on a clean planet. I hope you're proud of your blatant disregard. Sickening.
Denise Steele Darnell October 10, 2013 at 01:40 AM
I understand that it is our democracy at work with the bag ban initiative getting on the ballot. But now I sincerely hope that the citizens of Issaquah do not repeal the bag ban! I LOVE not having so many plastic bags in the stores! People are doing it, they have adjusted!!! Even some of the stores have a credit card machine that now says 'do you want to buy a bag' (Home Depot). And guess what, people can actually buy a lightbulb or a pack of gum and NOT need a plastic bag to carry it out. Some feel it is pointless and won't make a dent in the environment, but every little bit helps, and in addition, it is changing a MINDSET!!! Kids are learning that they don't need a bag or that you bring a canvas bag to the store, and as adults they will do that. Millions of plastic bags are staying out of the landfills, since most people never recycled them. And, there are less paper bags being used thanks to the 5 cent fee. Trader Joes was telling me that they are ordering SO many less cartons of paper bags. My understanding is that the city is not reaping the benefits of the 5cent charge, but rather it is just going back to the stores to help pay for the paper bags. In any case, I think it is a great step and I only wish backwards, unenvironmental Sammamish would join in!!!!!

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