Lawsuit aims and fires at Maryland petition laws
HOWARD COUNTY, Maryland: Howard County residents are in a tussle with a proposition for a full-size supermarket at Ellicott City’s Turf Valley, an 809-acre golf course and resort that is currently under development. Residents are concerned after the Howard County Council granted approval for zoning.
The lawsuit challenges the interpretation of the state’s rules for signatures on petitions that, according to residents, make it impossible to place a referendum before voters. The referendum that residents seek would block the construction of the supermarket.