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Petitions To Overturn Annex In Pasco Handed To Auditor

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PASCO, Wash.- A group called Citizens For Lifestyle Preservation has put together two petitions that it's presenting to the Franklin County Auditor.

With these petitions the group is calling for two measures to be added to the ballot this November. At the Franklin County Courthouse they gathered on the stairs and brought their box full of signed petitions into the auditors office to be taken in. They're looking to reduce the city limits of Pasco by the areas that were annexed in 2009 and earlier this year. Their second measure would change the city of Pasco from a government with a City Manager to a plan of government with a strong Mayor elected by the people.

"We tried to go through the process and attended the public meetings and voiced our opposition and it didn't seem to matter to the city council. When I was giving my talk it seems as if they were just sitting there with glazed eyes," said Jan Tomlinson, a member of Citizens For Lifestyle Preservation.

The group says these petitions are their way of having their voices heard. They say they have over 1,800 signatures on each petition. Only 889 are required to be verified to get a measure on the ballot.

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