EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU)
A letter requesting a city-wide, binding referendum on the Confluence Project was submitted to the City of Eau Claire on Monday.
The Confluence Referendum Committee held a news conference on Monday. At the news conference, the committee tried to give its letter to Eau Claire City Council President Kerry Kincaid, but she refused to accept it. The committee then submitted it to Eau Claire City Manager Russ Van Gompel.
It’s still unclear when the committee will begin gathering signatures that it needs to get the referendum on the ballot in the 2014 Spring Election. One of its three members says in a statement that it believes people living in the community should have an opportunity to vote for the future of downtown Eau Claire. It goes on to say that the committee is ready to gather the signatures to make sure it happens even if the city council believes people living in Eau Claire can’t make the decision for themselves.