Washington: Citizen Group Collecting Signatures for Ballot Initiative

Tue, May 28 2013 — Source: KNDO

A new citizen group in Yakima is hoping to make it harder for city council members to raise taxes.

They’re called the Citizens for Two-Thirds. The organization started gathering signatures this week to get a new measure on November’s ballot.

They want to change Yakima’s city charter and require a two-thirds majority vote of the city council anytime they want to impose new taxes.

Right now, a simple majority vote would pass a new tax. But, under the two-thirds rule, a super majority would be required. That takes it from four council members agreeing, to five out of seven.

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