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US: Marijuana petition deemed not sufficient - Estes Park Trail-Gazette

Found: Tue Apr 16 16:05:00 2019 PDT
Source: Estes Park Trail-Gazette, The (CO)
Copyright: 2019 The Estes Park Trail-Gazette
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Marijuana petition deemed not sufficient

Posted: 04/16/2019 02:55:46 PM MDT

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On March 26 Cam Bogener and Carolyn Newberry submitted an initiated ordinance petition to permit marijuana dispensaries operating within town limits, and on April 16 that petition has been determined to be insufficient.

The petitioners needed to get 5% of the registered voting population, which amounted to 236 signatures. Jackie Williamson, the Estes Park Town Clerk, determined that only 147 signatures of the 254 that were collected were valid, meaning they were registered voters that lived within town limits.

On a public email sent to Town Board members, and previously on record with the Trail-Gazette, Newberry stated that she was under the impression that Williamson asked them to limit the number of signatures they collect as not to overload the Clerk's office. She said that she has a "clear recollection" of this happening. This is disputed by Williamson.

"In numerous discussions with Mr. Bogener and Ms. Newberry, I stated the number of signatures required for the petition would be determined by the number of registered voters within town limits on the day the form of the petition was found sufficient. As with all petitions, I recommended strongly to the petitioners to obtain more signatures than are needed because there are always signatures that are rejected for a variety of reasons," Williamson said. "As the rate of rejection is contingent on how careful petitioners are at ensuring those signing the petition are, in fact, registered voters residing within town limits, I would not at any time suggest to a petitioner how many signatures they should obtain, nor would I request a petitioner limit the number of signatures submitted.

Newberry also stated in her email that they also understood that they would have the opportunity to collect more signatures if they fell behind the required amount. This is not the case, and they will have to start from the beginning of the process, according to Colorado Revised Statute 31-11-109 which does not allow additional time for more signatures.

Newberry said that even when submitting the petition signatures, she and Bogener both stated that they might need to collect more, and if they had been told they would not have the opportunity to collect more signatures, they would not have submitted on March 26.

"This misunderstanding is unfortunate, however we are committed to moving forward and we plan on bringing our petition packets in as soon as we can recreate them," Newberry wrote. "We look forward to working together as we move forward."

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