Court Seals Names Of Petition Signers

When initiatives go after public spending you can be sure a lawsuit will arise. In Dixon, California residents petitioned to stop a sewer rate increase. The overall issue is complex and involves state standards that the city’s current waste water treatment facility does not seem to meet. Citizens were able to gather signatures to call for a vote on the rate increase but the city is suing the group that gathered the signatures. Some citizens who signed the petition challenged to keep their personal information given the petition from become a public record. In response the court sealed the names of the petition signers.

 

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