On Saturday, the citizens ‘ initiative “co-determination, City-Bahn” begins with the collection of a minimum of 6300 signatures to force a referendum on the 300-million-Euro transport project. The planned merger with Europe – and the mayor election on may 26. May seems to be but barely possible. Until the end of February or beginning of March, the Initiative aims to collect 8000 signatures to be on the safe side. Then this must be their validity is tested. Up to the town meeting of March 14, prescribed. February is the success. The following session, on 4. April is coming too late.

Oliver Bock

correspondent of the Rhein-Main-Zeitung for the Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis and Wiesbaden.

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According to the municipal electoral law, a referendum is to be carried out not earlier than three and no later than six months after the decision of the municipal Council on the admissibility of the citizens ‘ initiative, or the carrying out of a referendum“. After a decision of the city in early April prescribed to the regular meeting, the earliest possible date would be after the beginning of the summer holidays on 1. July. In order for a vote of appointment would be until the end of August or in September.

months-long delay in the magistrate

The Harald Weber of the citizens ‘ initiative sees. “We were supposed to start in November with the collection of signatures,” he says, and criticises the months-long delay in the magistrate in reply to his question, how to be a safe formulation of the question should read.

Today, the topic is once again on the agenda. It should give an official answer of the magistrate, will consider the Initiative before the Thursday of the print order for the signature lists is issued.