CLEVELAND - Residents seeking to get the approval of liquor by the drink sales in the city of Cleveland will not have to gather signatures from 35 percent of the city's registered voters to place the question on a ballot.
Back in late March the City of Cleveland held a public hearing on the issue and following the hearing Cleveland Mayor Don Stanley said they will now have to make a decision whether they want to go ahead and call for the referendum or ask citizens to collect signatures of 35 percent of registered voters to have it placed on the ballot.
At Monday night's city council meeting, the council voted unanimously not to got the petition route. That means it's up to the council to decide when the city voters can decide the issue.
Mayor Don Stanley said following the meeting, "This will let the ones know that want the alcohol passed they don't have to get out and get the petition up. They can just wait and we will decide later about the November ballot."
The council is looking at placing the issue on a November ballot.