The Village of Lakewood is not required to provide opponents of the Special Service Area a petition on which they would have to obtain signatures of
- 51% of the registered voters AND
- 51% of the property owners.
But having spent money from the expiring SSA to bring a new, smaller SSA into bring, Village Administrator Catherine Peterson has emailed me that it will make such a petition available.
That is in the tradition (required by state law) of local governmental bodies’ supplying petitions to those who propose tax hikes subject to a backdoor referendum.
That will diminish any legal expenses if opponents decide to seek the necessary signatures to kill the proposal.