Ruling Clears Path For Destruction Of Racetrack

     SAN FRANCISCO (CN) – A California appeals court has upheld a decision by San Mateo County officials to disqualify 36 signatures from a referendum to block commercial development on the 83-acre Bay Meadows racetrack.

     A group called Friends of Bay Meadows circulated petitions to overturn approval of the county’s plan to demolish the racetrack to make room for offices, stores, 1,250 homes and 15 acres of parkland.
     On first impression, the court ruled that the officials properly disqualified the signatures because the voters did not personally write out their identifying information as required by the Elections Code. See ruling.

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