SANTA CLARA, California:Organizers of a petition to place a stadium proposal on the June 8, 2010 ballot in Santa Clara submitted 8,000 signatures to the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters’ office. The office now has 30 days to verify the signatures and approve, or reject, the measure that would ask voters whether to build a $937 million stadium for the National Football League’s San Francisco 49ers, and possibly to house the Oakland Raiders.
According to reports, if 4,640 signatures are deemed valid, which is 10 percent of the city’s registered voters, then the city council must decide whether to place their own referred measure on the June ballot, or if they should place the initiative on the ballot. The deadline for the city council to place their own measure on the ballot is March 9, 2010. However, if there are 6,970 valid signatures, the measure will automatically be placed up for a public vote.