There’s been a lot of talk about what the folks tasked with gathering enough signatures from city residents to put the new Barrio Logan community plan to a citywide vote are telling normal people to help coax them into signing the petition.
I figured I’d go do some grocery shopping and let the signature-gatherers give me their pitch as I returned to my car.
Opponents of Barrio Logan’s new outline for growth, led by the shipbuilding industry and some of its suppliers located in the neighborhood, need to collect almost 34,000 valid signatures by Nov. 1.
They announced almost two weeks ago they were off to a fast start, with 17,000 signatures collected and almost three weeks to go. But qualifying an issue for a citywide vote is a tall task, and plenty of well funded efforts have come up short in recent years.