May 15, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA; Phoenix Coyotes center Boyd Gordon (15) looks on during game two of the Western Conference finals of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Arena. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-US PRESSWIRE

Put Those Petitions In The Shredder

From Lisa Halverstadt in the Arizona Republic:

Organizers behind an effort to refer Glendale’s Phoenix Coyotes deal to the ballot delivered their signatures on Thursday, although the city has said that is three days after the deadline.

As another stumbling block for referendum supporters, the group was about 300 signatures short. They turned in about 1,568 signatures, but the city has said 1,862 signatures is the minimum number required.

Three days late and 300 signatures short. That is where the two individuals (I refuse to name them so their grandchildren cannot Google them and see what Grandpa is up to) who took it upon themselves to try to overturn the City of Glendale council’s legal decision ended up today when they showed up at the clerk’s office.

Rather than admit defeat according to the bylaws, one gentleman is threatening a lawsuit. To which I say “Over What?” You had thirty days. You knew how many signatures you needed. And you  missed both requirements. There was no fine print, no feats of strenght that must be demonstrated. Here is the time frame, here is the number of signatures you need.

If Mr. X does indeed file a lawsuit, I pray the Phoenix Coyotes (they do have an in-house attorney), the City of Glendale, Mr. Greg Jamison, the NHL, and private individuals file a countersuit. Force Mr. X to withdraw his suit or admit Goldwater put him up to this stunt. Then collect court costs from him.

No one is a winner in this delayed business sale. It is time to put an end to his charade and sell to Mr. Jamison, collect your revenue from the Coyotes and Westgate, and most importantly, sign Shane Doan.

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