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Council News Release

4/13/2011  3:54:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Dana Robinson Slote, (206) 615-0061

Council President Richard Conlin
Councilmember Sally Bagshaw
Councilmember Tim Burgess
Councilmember Sally J. Clark
Councilmember Jean Godden
Councilmember Bruce Harrell
Councilmember Nick Licata
Councilmember Tom Rasmussen

Seattle City Councilmembers respond to City Attorney Pete Holmes request
for judicial review of Initiative 101

SEATTLE Today Seattle City Councilmembers released the following statement in response to a proposed initiative on the Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement with a tunnel related facility:

"The City Clerk has accepted the notice of sufficiency of signatures on Initiative 101. After a thorough review by City Attorney Pete Holmes, the City Attorney's office has filed a request in King County Superior Court for a declaratory judgment relating to the initiative.The City Attorney is asking the Court to determine whether the proposed initiative complies with Washington state law and Supreme Court rulings as to whether the City Council can submit this initiative to a public vote. City referendums and initiatives are limited by state law. The Council will await the legal decision before taking action on this matter."

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