Today will either be one step closer to keeping the Coyotes at jobing.com for decades or possibly losing them forever. To referendum or not to referendum. That is the question.
Glendale First says “Today is the day that we Coyote’s fans have been waiting for, Jones & Romesburg and their Back To Sanity (BTS) pac, must turn in 6956 valid signatures to put the Ordinance authorizing the city to sign the lease agreement with Hockey Partners, LLC. on the next regular election. Failure to do so insures that there will be Coyotes Hockey in Glendale for at least 20 years. Back to Sanity originally fouled up their paperwork, which made any and all signatures collected before December 14, 2012 invalid. The likely hood of them collecting the required signatures in 13 days is virtually impossible. We respect Mr. Jones in his determination to voice his opinion, and to attempt to use the democratic process to do just that; however we believe that the citizens of Glendale have now made their choice clear. The citizen’s originally voted for the bonds to authorize the development and construction of the arena in an overwhelming fashion. They have made their choice CLEAR by twice refusing to sign the petition for referendum. It can’t be claimed that the Back to Sanity group didn’t have the ability to get the message out to the citizens to let them know that they were collecting signatures, there have been multiple articles written about their efforts in the local newspaper and their mission has been publicized internationally. While we are still dealing with the lockout, which we hope to be resolved soon, Coyotes fans can relax and know that the sales to Greg Jamison and his investment company are moving along with the NHL and that the Arizona Coyotes will be on the ice as soon as the labor dispute is resolved. We appreciate the opportunity to Howl with you my friends!”
Many passionate fans like this have been excited for days like this to arrive. It is indeed time to hear that goal horn again. I hope we all show in force and cheer louder than before. You truly do NOT know what you have until it’s gone. We cannot wait for the return to the ice.