Judge to San Marcos: Review petition sigs, add fluoride ban amendment to ballot

Judge to San Marcos: Review petition sigs, add fluoride ban amendment to ballot

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City of San Marcos voters are closer to weighing in on a charter amendment seeking to ban the city’s fluoridation of its water supply. Despite the city’s apparent commitment to disqualify a petition effort seeking this change, state Judicial District Court Judge Bruce Boyer late Friday ordered the city to review the petition signatures and, if found in compliance, include the measure on the Nov. 3 election ballot.

In his ruling, Boyer noted “the Court also takes note of the principle that the citizens’ right to exercise their reserved legislative power should be liberally construed in favor of that power.”

Ruling for the petitioners on all points raised, the judge issued the …………… read more here.

by Lou Ann Anderson

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