Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Early report from Board of Elections -- 65%
If that validity rate holds, and time will tell if it does, we will have approximately 12,871 valid signatures, some 4,000 more than needed for ballot access. This would mean that the heroic volunteers who circulated Parking Plot Referendum petitions gathered some 50% more than needed for ballot access.
We have many legal hurdles to surmount to both achieve ballot access and defeat the Parking Plot Ordinance on the referendum vote, and getting a sufficient number of signatures is just the next of those hurdles. So, this is welcome news from the Board of Elections, but one of many steps to complete to get to a public vote.
Stay tuned on the COAST blog for the latest updates all the way to the ballot.