Volunteers out collecting signatures on Amendment 5 and Initiative 6 are running into people who say they already signed the petition. When pressed, it appears people are confused about signing an online petition.
As the definition above shows, a petition is a tool of the people.
Online petitions are plentiful and are great public relations tools. However, signing an online petition is not the same as signing a legally sufficient petition like the ones Save Tacoma Water have out circulating around Tacoma. These petitions will require a public vote and approval by the people for Super Huge Fresh Water User applicants to be issued a water service permit, if all other application requirements are met.
So if you are one of the many people that have signed an online petition because you want to stop the methanol plant, please contact the Save Tacoma Water campaign and we will mail you a petition, that is the fastest and easiest way to make sure your signature is included on these Water Protection Petitions.