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Eblovi v. Blair, 148275

In an action seeking interpretation of Elections Code section 9282(a), which reads, 'For measures placed on the ballot by petition, the persons filing an initiative petition pursuant to this article may file a written argument in favor of the ordinance, and the legislative body may submit an argument against the ordinance,' the trial court's rejection of plaintiff's contention, that the provision prohibits anyone other than 'the persons filing an initiative petition' from submitting arguments in favor of a municipal initiative measure and prohibits anyone other than 'the legislative body' from submitting arguments in opposition to an initiative measure, is affirmed where the Legislature intended to retain the interpretation of these provisions as permissive and not restrictive.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2016/12/01

Judges

  • POLLAK

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel