- Associated Press - Friday, May 6, 2016

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - A group hoping to force a popular vote on city of Greeley plans to build a hotel downtown was not able to gather enough signatures to get the issue on the ballot.

The Greeley Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1TMsF71 ) that members of the group Stop Taxes on Private Projects gathered only 88 of the 1,602 signatures required for the referendum. City Clerk Betsy Holder says the group also failed to get signatures on affidavits provided by the circulators, which invalidates the proposal.

The group had one month to gather signatures challenging the city’s ordinance that authorized a 60-year lease on a downtown property. Group organizers say they were against the $8.6 million loan the city will make to developers for the project.

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Information from: The Tribune of Greeley, Co, https://greeleytribune.com

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