Spokane Community Bill of Rights Initiative (2009)
The measure failed.
A group of organizations named Envision Spokane is behind the ballot measure that gave voters a chance to vote for or against a Community Bill of Rights. On July 19, 2009, the city council voted 5-2 to send a petition, circulate by the group, to the elections office for a signature check. The council will hold a hearing in late July to officially place the proposal on the ballot. If the ballot measure would have been enacted, the proposed Community Bill of Rights would have become part of the Spokane Home Rule Charter.
The measure was proposed by Envision Spokane because the group wants a more localized form of community organization, which would have included localized health care and a localized economy.