Petitions at the Diamond

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Untold thousands living in Richmond are against building a baseball stadium in Shockoe Bottom, especially if it involves using public finds. That’s been obvious for years. Is this the year City Hall will be compelled to face the reality that a majority of city voters oppose such a development?

Let’s find out. The Citizens Referendum Group has through July 31 to collect some 9,800 signatures on its petitions to allow its two ballot items to be put before the voters on November 4. After a decade of hearing from boosters and experts and politicians, this is an effort to let the people speak.

Members of the CRG with petitions will be on the sidewalk at the Diamond on Thursday, April 10, before the Flying Squirrels 6:35 p.m. home opener. Look for them.



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