Washington: Spokane County to challenge city voter initiatives

Mon, Jun 24 2013 — Source: The Spokesman-Review

Spokane County commissioners voted Friday to challenge a pair of Spokane city initiatives that could change the way business and government function locally.

They join a coalition of economic development interests in seeking judicial review on the legality of the two initiatives called a Community Bill of Rights and a Voter Bill of Rights.

Commissioners said they believe the two measures could significantly hamper economic development by putting more decision-making into the hands of individual citizens.

Envision Spokane and Spokane Moves to Amend the Constitution obtained sufficient voter signatures to force their bills of rights onto the city’s November ballot.