In that time, they have garnered 436 signatures with a low-key, word-of-mouth campaign.
Don’t assume that this initiative effort is doomed to failure. If they can get the signatures to put their measure before city voters, their chances may be good.
Olympia voters faced a similar measure just last November, and they passed it by a 57 percent margin.
Many of Bellingham’s dog and cat owners are going to rally to this cause.