Chief Petitioner Lila Leathers-Fitz filed a prospective referendum petition (ID PDX 16) with the City Auditor this afternoon. The petition, if certified to the ballot, will refer Ordinance 181578 to the May 20, 2008 primary election ballot.
For the petition to be certified to the ballot, the chief petitioner must submit to the Auditor at least 18,170 valid signatures from electors registered to vote in Portland. Signatures must be filed with the Auditor within 30 days of passage of Ordinance 181578. This due date is 5:00 p.m., Friday, February 29, 2008.