Washington Public Utility Districts, Initiative 1 (1930)
The Washington Public Utility Districts Initiative, also known as Initiative 1, was on the November 4, 1930 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the Legislature, where it was approved. The measure authorized the creation of public utility districts to produce and distribute water and electricity, empowered such districts to levy taxes and defined the powers and duties of such districts.
|Washington Initiative 1 (1930)|
Election results via: Washington Secretary of State
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
|“||An Act authorizing the establishment of public utility districts; providing for the construction, purchase, condemnation, acquisition, regulation, maintenance, and operation thereby of plants, properties and facilities for the development and distribution of water and electricity for all purposes; authorizing such districts to levy taxes and to create local assessment districts for the accomplishment of said purposes, and defining the powers and duties of such public utility districts and of certain officers in connection therewith.||”|
Path to the ballot
Initiative 1 was filed on October 25, 1928. Signatures were submitted to qualify the measure to be sent to the legislature. When the legislature did not take action on the proposed legislation, the measure was placed on the ballot as provided for by the state constitution.
- State of Washington ballot measure election results
- State of Washington 1930 Voters Pamphlet & Local Voters Pamphlet
- State of Washington Initiatives to the Legislature
State of Washington
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