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Buda city council rejects petition

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September 18, 2009

BUDA, Texas: The Buda City Council voted, in a 6-1 decision on September 15, 2009, to reject a petition for referendum that was submitted with almost 800 signatures. The ballot measure would reverse a city council-approved land use change that would allow US Foodservice to establish themselves on the eastern part of the city. The city's attorney stated earlier in July that the decision is not up for referendum. BudaFirst.org remained confident and advanced their intentions for the petition.

As a result, for the time being, the proposed measure will not be placed on the November 3, 2009 ballot. According to the city council, their decision came at the advice of their attorneys, citing the city charter did not allow such referenda. BudaFirst.org member David Patterson stated that the group plans to file a lawsuit against the city, stating: “They want to use taxpayer money to fight us, when our Texas Constitution says we can put it on the ballot.”[1]

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* Buda land use change referendum, 2009

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