Some people are saying that if our petition didn't meet the requirements of the city charter, then we should simply throw it out and start a new one. That'd be a valid point, if our petition actually didn't meet the requirements of the city charter.
Here is what the charter says:
"It [the petition] shall also be accompanied by the affidavit of one or more legal voters of the city, stating that the signers thereof were, at the time of the signing, legal voters of the city, and stating the number of signers at the time the affidavit was made."
That's the total description. It clearly does not say that every signature must have an affidavit, but the petition itself, which we're more than willing to provide.
Also, I just want to make it clear that even though a referendum will be on the budget about a bond for baseball does not mean that city council will not be able to build a stadium even if it's voted down. They could use enterprise bonds (like they did with the convention center); they could use tax increment financing or whatever things they have up their sleeves. That's why we still need the petition.
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