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Baseball referendum proposal killed 6-3

Councilman Charles Samuels’ proposal to put the location of a baseball stadium up for referendum was killed at last night’s City Council meeting:

The core of the evening was a discussion of Charles Samuels’ Ord.No.2013-143/Res.No. 2013-R157 AKA the baseball stadium referendum. The two items had initially been stricken from the agenda after having been voted down in committee, but were brought back to allow for public discussion of the topic. There was some public opposition to striking the ordinance and referendum, with speakers expressing a desire to be able to have their voice heard at the ballot box.

Council voted 6-3 to keep the items off of the agenda, effectively killing the referendum, with Charles Samuels (2nd), Reva Trammell (8th), and Parker Agelasto (5th) voting in favor.

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