The Washington Supreme Court says voters do not have the right to vote on the use of red light cameras for traffic enforcement. In a 5 to 4 ruling on a case involved a proposition on the ballot in the city of Mukilteo, the justices held that:
“Because the legislature expressly granted authority to the governing body of the city of Mukilteo to enact ordinances on the use of automated traffic safety cameras, the subject of Proposition 1 is not within the initiative power.”
In November 2010, Mukilteo voters approved Proposition 1 by a 70 percent margin. The Proposition had the backing of anti-tax activist Tim Eyman.