Our original petitions against the Sphere of Influence Study served their purpose, convincing the Planning Commission and City Council to discontinue the study.
In the spring of 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic was starting to take hold, we were starting to circulate our initiative petitions! In spite of not being able to visit face to face with voters, using emailing and doorstep drops, we managed to gather 516 signatures, many over the 365 needed to land our Urban Growth Boundary initiative on the November ballot. Since some of those 516 might not be “valid” for one reason or another, we must wait for the Solvang city clerk to count and validate those that qualify. We should receive that news in early June.
And we did! On June 2 we were notified that we had 499 valid signatures, many more than needed to get the initiative on the ballot.