Effort to put antilight rail ordinance on ballot in jeopardy

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first_imgFor the second year in a row, it appears that a petition put forward by light rail opponents won’t make it onto the 2011 ballot.Organizers had hoped to gather 6,000 signatures to put an ordinance on November’s ballot that would prohibit any city resources from being used to extend TriMet’s MAX line into Vancouver.When organizing this year’s effort in March, Columbia River Crossing critic Larry Patella said he and volunteers hoped to finish signature-gathering work by mid-June. But Patella said this week that he grew too busy with his own business to continue the effort, so he handed the responsibility over to fellow light rail foes, Camas resident Margaret Tweet and Portland resident Jim Karlock.“I’m not sure what they’re doing with it,” Patella said. “Between you and me and the fence post, I think it’s a lost cause right now.”Tweet declined comment when contacted Thursday. She said Debbie Peterson is a leader in the effort.“The jury is still out on whether or not it will make it on the November ballot,” Peterson said Thursday, “The time requirement is at the discretion of the city council.”last_img

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