Washington Land Use Planning, Initiative 547 (1990)

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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.[1]

Election results

Washington Initiative 547 (1990)
Defeatedd No968,50575.09%
Yes 327,339 24.91%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Shall state growth and environmental protection goals be implemented by measures including local comprehensive land use planning and development fees?[2]

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.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1990 Voters Pamphlet," accessed August 28, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  3. Washington Secretary of State, "Initiatives to the People," accessed August 28, 2013