More than 3,100 registered Oro Valley voters signed the petition. A number of residents attended this past Wednesday' council meeting to express their disgust with this rejection. They spoke at the "call to audience" portion the meeting.
The following are 3 videos of the resident's remarks:
The following is the status of this suit as posted on TOOTHINOV.ORG.
"On Fri, January 23rd, William R. Risner, Esq, filed a Statutory Special Action (Mandamus) against Defendant Julie K. Bower, Oro Valley Town Clerk, on behalf of Plaintiffs Debra Arrett and Shirl Lamonna in Pima County Superior Court.
The stated reasons for rejection (of the referendum petitions) by Julie K. Bower, are based on non-substantive window dressing that she used to deny the fundamental constitutional right of referendum.
To the extent that the "number (R)14-66" printed on the right hand corners of the petitions and not the "number REF14-01" is used to deny Oro Valley residents their right to referendum such denial is a denial of their constitutional right to referendum. Thus, that requirement is itself unconstitutional either on its face or as applied.
This action shall be advanced on the court's calendar and heard by the court as soon as possible by the Honorable Gus Aragon."