Washington Land Use Planning, Initiative 547 (1990)
The Washington Land Use Planning Initiative, also known as Initiative 547, was on the November 6, 1990 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was defeated. The measure would have required comprehensive land use planning by all counties and would have created two regional management councils to develop rules and grant approval for local land use plans.
|Washington Initiative 547 (1990)|
Election results via: Washington Secretary of State
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
|“||Shall state growth and environmental protection goals be implemented by measures including local comprehensive land use planning and development fees?||”|
Path to the ballot
Initiative 547 was filed on March 27, 1990 by Jeffrey D. Parsons of Seattle. 229,489 signatures were submitted to qualify it for the ballot. The measure was placed on the ballot as provided for by the state constitution.
- State of Washington ballot measure election results
- State of Washington 1990 Voters Pamphlet & Local Voters Pamphlet
- List of all State of Washington Initiatives to the People
- The Tribune, "Official Notice to Voters," October 10, 1990
- The Spokesman-Review, "Measure to limit urban expansion headed for ballot," July 14, 1990
- Moscow-Pullman Daily News, "Growth: Legislature failed to protect state's environment," November 1, 1990
State of Washington
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