PROJECT OPPONENTS SEEK PUBLIC VOTE.
Byline: Sylvia L. Oliande Daily News Staff Writer
Moorpark SOAR activists have submitted 2,441 signatures on petitions to fight a recently approved Hidden Creek Ranch ranch, large farm devoted chiefly to raising and breeding cattle, horses, sheep, and goats. The cattle ranch was introduced from Latin America to Texas and the plains of the W United States and Canada. development, beating a Friday deadline and expressing confidence of getting a referendum referendum, referral of proposed laws or constitutional amendments to the electorate for final approval. This direct form of legislation, along with the initiative, was known in Greece and other early democracies. before voters next year.
The signatures will be reviewed by the Moorpark city clerk In the United States, a City Clerk is an elected or appointed official who is responsible as the official keeper of the municipal records. In some places, the Clerk may be known as the "Village Clerk" or "Town Clerk". and the Ventura County registrar See domain name registrar. of voters. If there are enough valid signatures, the Moorpark City Council then must schedule a special election.
``Given the council's approval of the project, and given their past behavior with the SOAR signatures, our concern is, What will they do next,'' said Lori Rutter, coordinator of the signature campaign. ``How will they move forward on this?''
Earlier this summer, the Moorpark group within the countywide coun·ty·wide
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Adj. 1. Save Open Space and Agricultural Resources movement sent a petition to the council to qualify a preservation initiative for the November ballot.
The council placed it on the ballot knowing it likely would be challenged in court by opponents who questioned the petition's wording. A judge eventually removed it from the ballot.
The SOAR group then submitted a second initiative for which the council must schedule an election later this year or in early next '99.
``Our hope is that the (Moorpark) SOAR initiative and the (Hidden Creek Ranch) referendum can go on the same ballot,'' said Clint Clint is the diminutive word for the given name Clinton and may refer to:
Gary Austin Gary Austin is the founder and was the original director of the Los Angeles theatre company, "The Groundlings". Austin earned a B.A. in theater from San Francisco State University, and holds workshops on both the east and west coasts of the United States. , vice president of Messenger Investment Co., the project's developer, said the SOAR group has a long way to go before the referendum is put on a ballot and becomes a threat to the development. He said the company will review the referendum carefully to determine if they will file a legal challenge to the effort.
``We'll take a real hard look at it and I wouldn't be surprised to see something in court to decide whether the referendum was well-prepared or not,'' said Austin.
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mind that the original Moorpark SOAR initiative was successfully challenged by opponents in court this summer, open-space activists said they took great pains to be sure the petitions were legal in every way.
``We were very careful to be sure all that documentation is accurate,'' said Harper. ``We are confident there is no way to challenge this.''
SOAR organizers said asking Moorpark voters to sign petitions was more difficult for the referendum than the preservation initiative.