Screenshot shows the vote to put Ordinance 395 on the Nov. 7 ballot as a 6-0 vote, with 1 abstention.[/caption] By Jack Mayne Six Burien Councilmembers voted over the objections of Lauren Berkowitz to have the city sanctuary ordinance placed on the November general election ballot. Berkowitz abstained. After listening to people testifying for two hours – mostly in favor of sending the measure to the King County elections department for the November ballot – Mayor Lucy Krakowiak called for a vote, while Berkowitz tried to get time to address the crowd on their problems and concerns about the ordinance. The expedited vote after the long public testimony came because a Berkowitz motion remained on the floor from the last Council meeting, which took precedence. Text of the actual resolution:

“Resolution No. 395 Pursuant to RCW 41. 35.17.260 Calling an Election to be Held in Conjunction with the November General Election for Submission of a Proposed Initiative Ordinance to a Vote of the People and Instructing the City Clerk Regarding Presentation and Publication.”
We will be posting a full story on the meeting soon…]]>