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Two Snohomish ballot propositions are up for vote this month
November 01, 2016
(SNOHOMISH, WA.) -- Two City of Snohomish ballot propositions are up for decision by city voters in the November 8th election.
One of them, Proposition 1, is an advisory only measure from the voters to the City Council. It has to do with a potential ban on fireworks.
The other measure, Proposition 2, concerns a proposed change from the City’s current form of government.
Proposition 1: This advisory measure regarding a ban on fireworks was placed on the ballot by vote of the City Council in order to seek input from voters regarding whether a potential prohibition on the possession, sale, and discharge of fireworks should be enacted within the City.
As this is an advisory measure, the City Council would be responsible for determining whether to enact any future municipal code change. Under State law, any code change regarding fireworks adopted by the City Council prior to July 4, 2017 cannot go into effect for 1 year or until July 4, 2018.
Proposition 2: The proposed change in form of government is a citizen initiated measure that was placed on the ballot in response to a petition signed by 218 voters requesting this ballot measure.
In response to the petition for change in form of government, and as allowed under state law, the City Council unanimously adopted Resolution 1351 in opposition to Proposition 2.
The full resolution and staff report were included in the Council’s September 20, 2016 meeting agenda and may be found at the City’s website here .