- Associated Press - Monday, September 28, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A Tualatin resident is planning to appeal a judge’s dismissal of her lawsuit challenging a new city ordinance that limits the time to gather signatures for petitions.

The Oregonian reports (https://is.gd/DiIDGE ) Mae Heide had pushed for an initiative that would’ve prohibited City Council members and the mayor from serving more than 12 years in a 20-year period if approved. After she submitted a notice of intent to move forward with the proposal, the council approved an ordinance that reduces the time for gathering signatures from two years to six months.

Heide’s lawsuit claims the ordinance was approved to make it harder for her to bring the proposal before voters.

Mayor Lou Ogden says the city had been working on changes to initiative petitions prior to Heide bringing her proposal forward.


Information from: The Oregonian, https://www.oregonlive.com

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