Lawyers with the group Sacramento Taxpayers Opposed to Pork (STOP) officially announced Wednesday that they have filed a lawsuit against the Sacramento city clerk and city council.
The move comes in response to how their petition to force a vote on public funds for the new downtown arena was rejected by the city clerk last week.
Clerk Shirley Concolino cited numerous legal flaws in her decision to disqualify the petition, among them: pieces of missing information on the petitions and the fact that there were 9 different versions of the petition.
However, STOP’s lawyer said Wednesday that, in the past, the California Supreme Court has ruled that minor errors in printing of petitions cannot impact a petition.
The4000, a group who supports the downtown arena plan, issued a response to STOP’s lawsuit Wednesday morning. The group brings up questions about how the petition effort and Wednesday’s legal action is funded.
The4000 is asking STOP to disclose a list of who is financing their efforts.
Marin Austin and Cecilio Padilla contributed to this report.