A group that wants Loxahatchee Groves voters to decide whether Palm Beach State College can build a campus in town plans to file a lawsuit ensuring that ballots are cast.
“This is one of those cases where the town doesn’t want to see it go forward, and the citizens do,” said Robert Hartsell, a Pompano Beach attorney who represents the group. “This is a fundamental American right, the right to vote, a fundamental democratic right.”
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According to the Loxahatchee Groves town clerk and town council:
- A petition to repeal two ordinances that the council approved last year so that Palm Beach State College can build a new campus had plenty of signatures, all in ink, collected and filed within proper time periods, as required by town charter.
- But the petition was insufficient because it didn’t include the full text of the ordinances, as required by the charter.
- Also, a required affidavit failed to include the correct language showing each person who signed the petition had the opportunity to read the full text of each ordinance.