The Latest: Cincinnati Parking Sell-out Subject to Referendum?
March 8, 2013
COAST reports that it successfully blocked the parking deal with a very rapid-response lawsuit, which may soon put the matter to a vote of the people.
Note: I’m on COAST’s side on this issue, and I think their reporting is worth passing on, but their sometimes acrimonious tone doesn’t speak for me. I’m just saying.
. . . COAST’s legal dream team was waiting at the Courthouse to file a request for a temporary restraining order blocking the lease from being completed.
. . . It may be that Seelbach sold out the City for nothing. But at least we know exactly where he stands.
But amazingly, less than 10 minutes after Council adjourned, COAST lawyer Curt Hartman had filed suit, argued the matter before Judge Bob Winkler, received a fully enforceable Temporary Restraining Order and served the same on City attorneys and the Mayor.
COAST’s attorneys now must take a few days to jump through the exacting legal hoops to qualify a petition for the ballot, and signature gathering should start over the weekend or by Monday at the very latest. We have 29 days from today to conclude the petition drive.
If you want to help circulate a petition . . . .
Related entry: “Cincinnati to Sell Out Our Parking Meters?”