Dale Clift, the city attorney, ruled today in this opinion, that those gathering signatures to force a referendum on the chief operating officer proposal have the full 45 days to turn in petitions. That helps give the organizers time to scrape together than 3,100 or so signatures they need.
City Councilor Ken Cockayne, one of those pushing the referendum, said he is "very happy at the thoroughness" and speed with which Clift issued a ruling on the matter. He is also, of course, content with the decision.
Organizers had worried they had to turn in the petitions early enough to have them certified within the 45-day period.
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