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Beers plans to sue the City over stadium signatures
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LAS VEGAS -- City Councilman Bob Beers plans to file a lawsuit against the City of Las Vegas over the amount of signatures needed for a petition designed to put the issue of a downtown soccer stadium to a public vote.

The council voted 4-3 last month to contribute $25 million toward bonds to construct the $200 million stadium as part of an effort to attract a professional team.

Beers opposes public funding of the 24,000-seat stadium. He argues he needs only about 2,300 signatures on a petition to force the public vote, instead of the more than 8,200 demanded by the city clerk.

The Las Vegas city attorney also rejected Beers' request for a one-week extension to gather the signatures. City Attorney Brad Jerbic said the clerk has no authority to grant such an extension. He says the constitution requires the signatures of at least 15 percent of the registered voters to place a petition on the ballot.





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