A group of residents seeking to place a referendum on the November ballot to repeal the ban on the operation of medical-marijuana dispensaries in Grandview Heights approved in April by City Council has collected 412 signatures.
The deadline for collecting the signatures was May 2. A petition to overturn a decision by a city council must be filed within 30 days of the council's vote on the legislation.
A total of 275 valid signatures, representing 10 percent of the 2,750 Grandview residents who voted in the last gubernatorial election, are required to get the measure on the fall ballot.
"An attorney we spoke with suggested that we try to get 50 percent more than 275 signatures, just to be sure that we have plenty of room to spare in case some signatures have to be thrown out," said Michelle Kozak, who led the effort to collect signatures with her husband, Terry Eisele.
The Franklin County Board of Elections will review the signatures on the petition. If the board certifies that at least 275 of the signatures are valid, the referendum will be on the November 2018 ballot.
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