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===Overview===
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'''Ballot Initiative 933''' was a [[Initiative|ballot initiative]] in [[Washington]] in 2006. Popularly known as "'''I-933'''", the measure was referred to as "Property Rights" by the [[Washington Secretary of State]], "The Property Fairness Initiative" by its supporters, and the "Developers Initiative" by its opponents.
'''Bainbridge Citizens United''', also known as Bainbridge Concerned Citizens, is an association for "Commonsense Environmental Regulations and Accountable Government" (from website). It is a non-profit political organization based in Bainbridge, [[Washington]].
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===Initiative Activity===
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'''I-933''' concerned [[Regulatory takings|regulatory takings]], and was declined by Washington's voters by a margin of 59%-41%.[http://vote.wa.gov/Elections/general/Measures.aspx]
In 2006, Bainbridge Citizens United supported [[Washington Initiative 933 (2006)|Initiative 933]] by listing their name along with other supporters.
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===Contact===
 
321 High School Road<br>
 
Box 386<br>
 
Bainbridge Is., WA 98110<br>
 
  
'''Phone:''' 206-780-0191<br>
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==Content of the proposal==
'''Fax:''' 206-260-8918
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I-933 called for government agencies in the State of Washington to evaluate the direct effects on private property's use and value (both real and personal property) when enacting regulations or ordinances. Furthermore, it called for these government agencies to either pay compensation when "damaging" property, to consider "less restrictive means," or to waive the regulation in question altogether.[http://www.secstate.wa.gov/elections/initiatives/text/i933.pdf]  Such systems are known as "pay or waive" policies.
  
'''E-mail:''' Info@bainbridge.cc
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==Arguments for and against==
  
===External Links===
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==People and organizations involved==
* [http://www.bainbridge.cc/ Bainbridge Citizens website]
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===Supporters===
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Supporters of I-933 argued that the proposal would have protected private property owners from "excessive land-use regulations or proposed regulations that damage the use and value of private property."[http://www.propertyfairness.com]
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Support for the campaign came from out-of-state contributors, primarily [[Americans for Limited Government]]. ALG contributed over $200,000 to I-933.
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In Washington, supporters included:
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*[[Property Fairness Coalition]]
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*[[Bainbridge Citizens United]]
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*Spokane Pro-America
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*[[Washington Cattleman’s Association]]
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*[[Washington Contract Loggers Association]]
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*[[Farm Bureaus from Washington State]]
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===Opponents===
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All six of Washington's living former governors joined current [[Washington Governor - Christine Gregoire]] to oppose Initiative 933.[http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/288126_landuse10.html]
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Organizations that opposed the initiative included:[http://noon933.org/about/endorsers.php]
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* Former Governors Booth Gardner (D), Daniel J. Evans (R), Gary Locke (D), Mike Lowry (D), John Spellman (R)
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* Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce
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* [[American Planning Association]]
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* [[Washington State Building Trades]]
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* [[AFSCME]] - Washington State Council of County & City Employees
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* [[Washington State Labor Council]]
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* [[Washington Association of Churches]]
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* [[American Lung Association]] of Washington
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* Washington [[Physicians for Social Responsibility]]
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* [[National Wildlife Federation]]
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* [[United Farm Workers]]
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* [[Amalgamated Transit Union]] Locals 1015 and 757
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* [[American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees]] - Councils 2 and 28
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* [[International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers]] Locals 112 and 483
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* [[Ironworkers]] Local 14
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* [[National Association of Letter Carriers]] 791
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* [[Service Employees International Union]], Washington State Council
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* [[UNITE HERE]] Local 8
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* [[United Food and Commercial Workers]] - Washington State Council and Local 21
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* Washington [[Blue-Green Alliance]]
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* [[Democracy for America]] (Bellingham and Kitsap Bainbridge)
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* Washington State Democrats, and 12 county committees and 17 legislative districts
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* King County [[Young Democrats]]
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* Green Party of Washington State
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* [[League of Women Voters]] of Washington
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* [[Permanent Defense]]
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* [[American Federation of Teachers]], Washington
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* [[Audubon Society]] Washington
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* [[Sierra Club]] Northwest and Cascade Chapter
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* [[Surfrider Foundation]] Northwest Straits and Seattle Chapters
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* [[The Nature Conservancy]] of Washington
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* [[Cascade Bicycle Club]]
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* Washington [[League of Conservation Voters]]
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* [[Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians]]
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==Precedents== 
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I-933 was similar to [[Initiative 164]], a 1995 bill passed by the Washington legislature and subsequently repealed by ballot initiative (referendum 48.)
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It was also similar to [[Oregon Ballot Measure 37 (2004)]],[http://www.sos.state.or.us/elections/nov22004/guide/meas/m37_text.html].
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==External links==
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* [http://64.146.248.152/?a=933#map Election results by county]
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* [http://www.propertyfairness.com/ Property Fairness], website of I-933's supporters
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* [http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/286626_initiative27.html An article on the projected costs of I-933]
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* [http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/Content?oid=50111 An article comparing I-933 to Oregon's Measure 37]
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* [http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2003228831_proprights27m.html An article in the ''Seattle Times'' examining public perception of I-933]
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*[http://www1.leg.wa.gov/LawsAndAgencyRules/constitution.htm Full text of the Washington Constitution provided by the Washington State Legislature]
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* [http://www.nature.org/wherewework/northamerica/states/washington/contact/art18708.html The Nature Conservancy's analysis of I-933]
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* [http://www.oregonlive.com/oregonian/factbox/index.ssf?/base/factboxes/115474471636770.xml ''The Oregonian'' "fact box" regarding [[Americans for Limited Government]]]
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* [http://www.mrsc.org/Subjects/Legal/I933.aspx MRSC collection of links on I-933]
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* [http://www.washingtonvoter.org/default.asp?id=184 Information on various Initiatives from Washington Voter]
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* [http://159.54.227.3/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060921/NEWS/609210373 ''The Olympian'' on I-933]
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Portions of this article have been adapted from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Wikipedia], the free encyclopedia. Copyright Notice can be found [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Copyrights here].
  
 
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Revision as of 12:50, 28 August 2007

Ballot Initiative 933 was a ballot initiative in Washington in 2006. Popularly known as "I-933", the measure was referred to as "Property Rights" by the Washington Secretary of State, "The Property Fairness Initiative" by its supporters, and the "Developers Initiative" by its opponents.

I-933 concerned regulatory takings, and was declined by Washington's voters by a margin of 59%-41%.[1]


Content of the proposal

I-933 called for government agencies in the State of Washington to evaluate the direct effects on private property's use and value (both real and personal property) when enacting regulations or ordinances. Furthermore, it called for these government agencies to either pay compensation when "damaging" property, to consider "less restrictive means," or to waive the regulation in question altogether.[2] Such systems are known as "pay or waive" policies.

Arguments for and against

People and organizations involved

Supporters

Supporters of I-933 argued that the proposal would have protected private property owners from "excessive land-use regulations or proposed regulations that damage the use and value of private property."[3]

Support for the campaign came from out-of-state contributors, primarily Americans for Limited Government. ALG contributed over $200,000 to I-933.

In Washington, supporters included:

Opponents

All six of Washington's living former governors joined current Washington Governor - Christine Gregoire to oppose Initiative 933.[4]

Organizations that opposed the initiative included:[5]

Precedents

I-933 was similar to Initiative 164, a 1995 bill passed by the Washington legislature and subsequently repealed by ballot initiative (referendum 48.)

It was also similar to Oregon Ballot Measure 37 (2004),[6].

External links


Portions of this article have been adapted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Copyright Notice can be found here.