The Beverly City Clerk confirmed that we have 3,598 certified signatures, enough to ask the City Council to rescind the zoning decision.
The petition and request to rescind order 128 will be submitted to the Council next Monday. It will be referred to committee. If the Council doesn’t rescind their vote, the Council will then set a date for a special election, possibly late January or early February.
The bill authorizing the land swap, S1901, is on its way to the governor for his signature. Please call the governor’s office and ask that he veto the bill.
The message can be short and to the point:
A petition has been filed at Beverly City Hall. The citizens of Beverly deserve a chance to vote on this issue. Please veto S 1901.
The numbers are: 617.725.4005 or 888.870.7770 (in state)
This morning we submitted our petition with 4,422 signatures from Beverly residents to the Beverly City Council which asks them to rescind Order #128 which rezones state land now zoned as Industrial Restricted to IR Overlay. If the Council chooses not to rescind the Order, the petition calls for a special election so that all residents of Beverly have the opportunity to vote on the issue.
Here’s the memorandum accompanying the petitions including the receipt from the City Clerk
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