On Friday (July 21), King County Elections completed verification of the signatures submitted to their office for the City of Burien Initiative No. 1 (repeal of Ordinance 651), and determined that there were a sufficient number of signatures to move forward.
Of the 4,953 signatures that were compared against those on file with the County, 3,648 were determined to be registered voters.
Since that number met the requirement of 3,643, King County Elections determined that the petition is sufficient.
The Burien City Council is required to take one of the following next steps:
- Adopt the proposed ordinance as set forth in the petition (which repeals Ordinance No. 651).
- Pass a resolution submitting the measure to the County Elections office and asking that it be placed on the Nov. 7, 2017 ballot.
Because the second option must be completed by Aug. 1, 2017, a special council meeting will be scheduled to take place between July 24 and July 31, 2017.
- Burien Initiative No. 1 final petition result breakdown
- Certificate of Petition Sufficiency
- Letter from King County Elections Director Julie Wise to Burien City Clerk Monica Lusk regarding the sufficiency of signatures
Also, read our extensive previous coverage of this issue here.
More information about the petition process is available here: http://burienwa.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1355