CITY CLERK ACCEPTS PETITION FOR FILING – APRIL 5, 2012
The City Clerk of Alameda accepted our submission of petition. The petition aims to close the City Charter loophole that currently may allow the city to trade public parkland without voter approval.
“We are very pleased with the enthusiastic response of Alameda residents to our initiative,” said Marie Kane, one of three proponents of the initiative.
Over 140 volunteers stepped forward to be trained to collect signatures. The effort mobilized quickly and brought together leaders from business, education, homeowners, youth sports and other groups. The leadership team melded the energy and focus of many people from those engaging on their first civic issue to many veterans including former City Councilman,
The team collected over 10,000 signatures in just 37 days, demonstrating the overwhelming support of the Alameda community for the initiative. 6200 valid signatures are required to qualify for the ballot.