Like Goldy’s been saying…
Of course, this result had been a foregone conclusion for more than a week. Of more interest is that KCE subtracted 100 signatures from the final total as legally “withdrawn.” I’m not sure I’ve ever seen this before. Kudos to Working Washington for setting new precedent in the battle against blatantly dishonest signature drives.
Seattle’s $15/hour minimum wage plan will not be challenged on the ballot this November:
Today King County Elections issued a letter of insufficiency to the City of Seattle for both Referendum Measure Nos. 2 and 3. There were not enough valid signatures for a measure to be placed on the ballot. Both measures related to putting Seattle’s new $15 minimum wage law to a vote.
Referendum No. 2 (Save Our Choice)
Number of signatures required 16,510 Number of signatures submitted and checked 568 Number of valid signatures 455
Referendum No. 3 (Forward Seattle)
Number of signatures required 16,510 Number of signatures submitted and checked 18,929 Number of valid signatures 14,818
CHS reported here on Capitol Hill food and drink business owners who supported Forward Seattle.