From Bellingham Herald, August 3, 2011
Judge Mura rules against American Traffic Solutions request to keep initiative off ballot
Whatcom County Superior Court Judge Steven Mura this morning said that American Traffic Solutions hasn’t proven that it has suffered any harm before voters get a chance to vote on the anti-traffic initiative. He denied their request for an injunction keeping the initiative off the ballot. Click here to see his decision.
The Transportation Safety Coalition, which backs the measure, called this a big legal victory. A hearing will still be scheduled for Aug. 17 in front of a judge, but, the lawyer for the group said, Mura essentially gutted the company’s arguments with his ruling this morning.
Mura delivered a written ruling by scribbling out and writing on a motion presented by the company.