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Petition organizers try to submit signatures
Voter registration office provides copies to C-I
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Helen Crolley attempts to present Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham with the signatures of registered voters in Camden who signed a petition calling for a referendum on the use of hospitality tax to construct a proposed sports complex. Upon legal counsel, Graham would not accept the signatures, saying they must be acknowledged by a governing body, not a single member of council. - photo by Courtesy of Paddy Bell
A group of citizens and others supporting a referendum concerning a proposed YMCA-managed sports complex in Camden said Mayor Jeffrey Graham rebuffed its efforts to turn in signatures connected to a petition seeking the referendum. At issue is whether or not the city should continue with plans to use hospitality tax revenues to construct a regional sports complex and, possibly, enter into a management agreement with the YMCA of Columbia. The initiative’s language asks that a referendum be held as soon as possible so voters’ desires can be established.