A proposed initiative that seeks to minimize enforcement of marijuana-related offenses in Tacoma has qualified for the city’s November ballot.
Tacoma Initiative No. 1 today surpassed the required goal of 3,858 valid signatures from registered city voters, the Pierce County Auditor’s office confirmed.
“The petition was determined to be sufficient with a total of 3,934 valid signatures verified,” Pierce County Elections Manager Michael Rooney wrote in an official letter of verification to City Clerk Doris Sorum.
But even while celebrating the measure’s qualification for the ballot, campaign supporters say they hope the issue won’t have to go before voters. …