It's official.

King County Elections sent a letter to the Seattle city clerk this afternoon stating that the effort to repeal this year's $15 minimum wage law did not get enough signatures to make the ballot.

The campaign, known as Forward Seattle, backed (to the tune of $84,000) by local business interests such as former Starbucks president Howard Behar, 7-11, restaurants like Cactus in South Lake Union, several ID businesses, and north Seattle business leaders such as Faye Garneau and Suzie Burke, got 14,818 valid signatures. They needed 16,510.  

Here's the letter, which also notes the failure of a separate, much smaller effort that only had 455 valid signatures.