City Re: Meanwhile, Down the Ballot
Last week, I reported that Seattle Citizens for Free Speech, the pro-strip club group, had raised nearly $550,000 for its campaign to repeal the four-foot rule in strip clubs. This, I though, was perhaps the largest amount ever raised for a city initiative. Turns out I was wrong. As Seattle Ethics and Elections director Wayne Barnett (no relation) points out, the Better City Campaign, which advocated for the failed Commons proposal in 1995, raised $939,261. However, I think the strip clubs may yet beat that record.