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SBD/January 9, 2012/Facilities
Legislative Officials Tell Vikings Arden Hills Unlikely Stadium Site
Published January 9, 2012
OPPOSING TAXES: In St. Paul, Tad Vezner noted the No Stadium Tax Coalition "is trying to organize a petition to let voters amend the Ramsey County charter to prohibit such public funding without a referendum first being held.” To get a proposed charter amendment on the ballot, the group would “need 5 percent of the county's registered voters, or 14,875 signatures.” The soonest it could appear would be the “next general election, in November.” The proposed amendment would “require the county to get a majority vote from taxpayers to ‘finance a sports facility to be used by a professional team, or to subsidize the operations of a professional sports team’ and would not require a review by the county” (ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS, 1/7).