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Group seeks referendum on Richmond stadium

Saturday - 3/22/2014, 11:40am  ET

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A former state Democratic Party chairman is leading a petition drive for a voter referendum related to a proposed minor league baseball stadium in Richmond.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/Q0PTdU ) reports that a group headed by Paul Goldman has filed paperwork with the Richmond Circuit Court to begin collecting signatures.

Mayor Dwight Jones has proposed a stadium for the Richmond Flying Squirrels as part of a development that would include a slavery museum, hotel and apartments in the city's historic Shockoe Bottom district.

Goldman says the proposed referendum involves two changes to the city charter. One would establish a historic review commission that would issue a report before development could occur. The other would establish procedures for council members to seek voter advice or approval on matters related to the project.

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Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, http://www.timesdispatch.com


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