California city sues itself, trying to escape controversial cannabis ballot initiative

California city sues itself, trying to escape controversial cannabis ballot initiative

Pasadena is asking a judge to erase a controversial ballot initiative from next year’s ballot. And it’s doing so by suing its own officials. The Mercury News continues Yes, this is highly unusual. No, the city’s isn’t blaming its employees for the proposed measure which, officials have said, would subvert the city’s marijuana laws to legalize currently illegal cannabis stores. Right now, the ballot initiative — signed by more than 9,100 Pasadenans — is slated to appear on the March ballot, but city officials are asking the courts to strike it and be quick about it. To make changes to the ballot, officials need a decision from the judge by Christmas Eve, legal filings say. But, to get this case in front of a judge, the city had to sue itself. So that’s what it did. It’s an administrative maneuver, where most of the City Council is suing City Clerk Mark Jomsky and the County Registrar of Voters because they’re the ones who would be responsible for making changes to the ballot initiative, City Attorney Michele Bagneris said in an email. It’s their job to ensure the petition had the correct formatting and met the required number signatures, Jomsky said in an…

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