Juneau group says it has sufficient signatures to get actual property disclosure repeal on poll

An indication marks a house that offered lately alongside North Douglas Freeway in Juneau on June 30, 2022. Metropolis ordinances mandate the customer disclose the sale value to metropolis assessor’s workplace, although a gaggle supported by the actual property trade needs to repeal these ordinances. (Photograph by Jeremy Hsieh/KTOO)

The group that wishes to cast off Juneau’s mandate to share actual property sale costs says it has turned in sufficient signatures to get the query in entrance of native voters within the fall.

The group wanted 2,130 signatures from certified voters. By the preliminary deadline, the group turned in 2,501, however metropolis election officers disqualified a number of hundred due to incomplete kinds or different causes. The group got here up 107 signatures quick however got 10 further days to gather extra.

Ann Sparks, a neighborhood actual property agent engaged on the repeal effort, stated the group turned in additional than 500 further signatures on Monday.

“We really feel actually assured that we’ll undoubtedly have sufficient signatures,” she stated. “Now it’s only a wait and see what town decides — in the event that they’re going to let it go to poll, or in the event that they wish to go forward and repeal it.”

Metropolis election officers have till subsequent Thursday to evaluation the extra signatures and to certify or reject the petition.

If it’s licensed, the Juneau Meeting then has 30 days to both preempt the poll query and repeal the ordinances itself or ahead the repeal query to the October native election poll.

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