The city of Oxnard, California is heading to court in an attempt to stave off a resident’s effort to overturn sewer rate hikes at the ballot box, the city announced Wednesday evening.
The city is suing former LNC treasurer and long time LP activist Aaron Starr, who earlier this month filed paperwork for a planned signature drive intended to put an initiative on the November ballot to undo the recent rate hike.
“How hysterical is it that the city council wants to sue a citizen for filing a citizen petition?” asked Carla Howell, Political Director for the Libertarian National Committee. “I’d love to see the part where they have to prove there’s a victim who has been ‘damaged’ by a mere filing. Hopefully this will backfire and prove the need to cut taxes even more.”