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'''CARPINTERIA, [[California]]''': A hearing is set for [[BC2009#July|July 28, 2009]] on a lawsuit filed by the City of Carpinteria to avoid having to produce a [[ballot title]] for a proposed [[Carpinteria Oil Drilling Initiative, 2009|Carpinteria Oil Drilling Initiative]].
 
'''CARPINTERIA, [[California]]''': A hearing is set for [[BC2009#July|July 28, 2009]] on a lawsuit filed by the City of Carpinteria to avoid having to produce a [[ballot title]] for a proposed [[Carpinteria Oil Drilling Initiative, 2009|Carpinteria Oil Drilling Initiative]].
  
Peter Brown,  Carpinteria's city attorney, is legally obligated to produce a ballot title that would allow supporters of the initiative to begin collecting signatures.  However, he and the city have asked for relief from this obligation on the grounds that the proposed initiative is, in their view, "inconsistent with city guidelines, contains vague and false statements, and would circumvent the environmental review process."<ref name="sound">[http://www.thedailysound.com/042909paredontrial ''The Daily Sound'', "Oil-drilling initiative heading to trial", April 29, 2009]</ref>,<ref>[http://www.noozhawk.com/local_news/article/0220_carpinteria_throws_wrench_into_venocos_drilling_initiative_project ''Noozhawk'', "Carpinteria Throws Wrench into Venoco’s Drilling Initiative Plan", February 19, 2009]</ref>
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Peter Brown,  Carpinteria's city attorney, is legally obligated to produce a ballot title that would allow supporters of the initiative to begin collecting signatures.  However, he and the city have asked for relief from this obligation on the grounds that the proposed initiative is, in their view, "inconsistent with city guidelines, contains vague and false statements, and would circumvent the environmental review process."<ref name="sound">[http://www.thedailysound.com/042909paredontrial ''The Daily Sound'', "Oil-drilling initiative heading to trial", April 29, 2009]</ref><ref>[http://www.noozhawk.com/local_news/article/0220_carpinteria_throws_wrench_into_venocos_drilling_initiative_project ''Noozhawk'', "Carpinteria Throws Wrench into Venoco’s Drilling Initiative Plan", February 19, 2009]</ref>
  
 
The proposed initiative would allow the installation of an oil drilling rig on the city's coastline.
 
The proposed initiative would allow the installation of an oil drilling rig on the city's coastline.

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May 11, 2009

CARPINTERIA, California: A hearing is set for July 28, 2009 on a lawsuit filed by the City of Carpinteria to avoid having to produce a ballot title for a proposed Carpinteria Oil Drilling Initiative.

Peter Brown, Carpinteria's city attorney, is legally obligated to produce a ballot title that would allow supporters of the initiative to begin collecting signatures. However, he and the city have asked for relief from this obligation on the grounds that the proposed initiative is, in their view, "inconsistent with city guidelines, contains vague and false statements, and would circumvent the environmental review process."[1][2]

The proposed initiative would allow the installation of an oil drilling rig on the city's coastline.

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