Three Minneapolis residents — including a couple who last year sued over the city’s police staffing levels — brought a lawsuit Monday seeking to have ballot language for a key public safety proposal tossed out.
Attorneys for Don and Sondra Samuels, as well as Bruce Dachis, argued that the language city officials approved this month is “misleading” and fails to inform voters of key aspects of the proposal.
“Voters need to understand that outcome and timeline,” attorney Joseph Anthony wrote in the court petition. “The current ballot question hides that information from them. This must be corrected.”
This is the second time in a month that Minneapolis has been sued over how it chose to ask voters whether they want to clear the way for city officials to replace the Police Department with a new public safety agency.
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