I think they have always had until August 1st to get in as many signatures as they want. They can keep adding more, and the City will verify it is people who live in the county. There is no "good sport" about it. It is what the law allows.
They have as long as they want to get signatures in. If they want it on the November ballot, they have to have the signatures in by August 1. Please do your fact-checking before getting on here and posting. If they get enough signatures after August 1, taxpayers will have to pay the county more to have a special ballot. You might say that cost is nothing compared to a baseball stadium and that is true, but their other two petitions are going to cost us a lot. If you aren't a city resident, you probably don't care - just like Ben & Josh (who do not own property in Wilmington).
Why can't you just ask a straight question? Why does it have to be a trick Question. Ask if the people want a ball park or not. Plan and simple without any back doors....
Enough is enough. They have had plenty of time to do the petions, even bringing in outsiders to help get signatures. People traveling through do not need to sign in because 1. It doesn't concern them, and 2. It's none of their concern. You can get people to sign anything that they know nothing about by offering food, like the set up a few weeks back, getting people driving by to sign with cookouts. The ame way people trying to stop the plant in Castle Hayne did. We need something in this area to attract more tourist. We have 2 beaches, with nothing to do on them now. Also Wrightsille Beach trying to lose tourist by not allowing smoking on the beach.
These options do not come close to covering the variety of opinions. I don't think the city is being a good sport and I don't think that the petitioners should drop the subject just because they came up short. The City Council is just being political. They want this on referendum because they know that with the language of the petition that there are those opposed to a taxpayer funded stadium who will vote against the petition. When that happens, they will refer to that vote in order to justify using taxpayer money to build the stadium. A vote on that petition will not be a true representation of how the people of Wilmington feel about a taxpayer funded stadium.
if the city wants a stadium they should find investors to fund every aspect of it!
Why not we are the ones that they want to tax for some thing we don't want to pay for. They can have all the stadium they want but don't take my tax money to pay one dime on it period.