Battleground Washington: Redmond Officials Refuse to Turn in Petitions, Residents Shocked
Officials in Redmond, Washington are determined to have their state live up to its recent designation as a “battleground state” in the fight against red light cameras.
The city is refusing to send petitions on to King county officials despite a state law requiring them to do so. According to the mayor:
We’ve been advised by our attorney that the subject of this petition is not subject to initiative. Therefore, there’s no state law compelling us to do anything with the signatures.
The message from city ‘leaders’ to citizens couldn’t be more clear: “shut up and pay your taxes.” Despicable.