A few weeks ago, I wrote about the attempt to use the direct legislation process to enact an ordinance that would require all city capital spending projects over $1 million to go to binding referendum.
The group behind the effort – launched following approval of the Walmart project – did not initially submit enough valid signatures to either compel the South Milwaukee City Council to pass the ordinance or put it to voters in a referendum.
They had 10 days to rectify the situation and submit the proper number of valid signatures. That 10-day window has expired, and the petition has been deemed “incomplete” and will not be forwarded to the City Council for review.
Check out the letter sent to the head of the group here.
I’ll keep you posted if anything changes on this.