Clallam County citizens
gain sufficient signatures to place Initiative to Repeal the Critical
Areas Code on the ballot
Clallam County, WA - 7/7/01 - Bob Forde, chair of The Committee to Repeal the Critical Areas Code announced today that sufficient signatures have been gathered to place the Initiative to Repeal the Critical Areas Code on the ballot in November. He will be submitting the signatures to the Clallam County Auditor for validation on Monday, July 9th.
"It's taken a team effort to get this accomplished," said Forde about the issue that is complex enough that many local residents had little understanding of the details of the 80-page law. "There was a core group of individuals who worked very hard to get the signatures in; and without them, we would have fallen short," he stated.
Forde and several others have been speaking at various organizations
and on radio programs to try and get their message out about how many
individuals have been, and continue to be, harmed by the onerous
Earlier this year, Forde and several other individuals formed
the nonpartisan committee to repeal the Critical Areas Code, and repeated
the effort. Signature gathering will continue until Monday to
provide an adequate buffer against invalidated signatures.