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Posted on: May 7, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Battle Ground City Council Releases Statement regarding Initiative 1639

“Over the course of the past couple months, the Battle Ground City Council has heard from many concerned citizens regarding Washington State Voter Initiate 1639. As City Councilmembers, we welcome communication from all points of view and it has been made clear our citizens have a plethora of different perspectives with regard to this specific issue. Due to the extensive outreach to all members of the City Council surrounding this particular topic, we are compelled to assure the citizens of Battle Ground that this body will continue to listen to all perspectives brought before us while upholding our oath of office to “support the Constitution and Law of the United States and the Constitution and Laws of the State of Washington.” It is with respect for the Constitution of this Country and the Constitution of this State that we recognize the vital importance of the separation of powers set forth in those documents; which requires the constitutionality of a state law to be determined through the judicial branch of the government, not this local legislative body. We continue to encourage all citizens to participate in their government and to bring forth their voice to be heard on issues that are of importance to them.”