Julie, a resident of Birdland, made the following post on January 19th on Town Square forum re: the Lund Ranch referendum petition effort (see: Web Link
"A signature gatherer told me the petition was for PRESCHOOLS. I thought well I'll sign that. Nope it was for the Lund property.
Cmon. Get your signatures the ethical way or don't get them at all. What the heck. Reminiscent of the PP signature gatherers who pointed to THE PLEASANTON RIDGE when they told me what they were trying to protect.
Misrepresentation such as the above is against the law, as stated in California Elections Code Section 18600, Article 1, Improper Signature-Gathering Tactics:
"Every person is guilty of a misdemeanor who:
(a)â€‚Circulating, as principal or agent, or having charge or control of the circulation of, or obtaining signatures to, any state or local initiative, referendum or recall petition, intentionally misrepresents or intentionally makes any false statement concerning the contents, purport or effect of the petition to any person who signs, or who desires to sign, or who is requested to sign, or who makes inquiries with reference to it, or to whom it is presented for his or her signature.
(b)â€‚Willfully and knowingly circulates, publishes, or exhibits any false statement or misrepresentation concerning the contents, purport or effect of any state or local initiative, referendum, or recall petition for the purpose of obtaining any signature to, or persuading or influencing any person to sign, that petition.
(c)â€‚Circulating, as principal or agent, or having charge or control of the circulation of, or obtaining signatures to, any state or local initiative, intentionally makes any false statement in response to any inquiry by any voter as to whether he or she is a paid signature gatherer or a volunteer."
SOURCE: Web Link
Additionally, if you have already signed the referendum petition involving the Lund Ranch II project and believe you were misled, you have the legal right to rescind your signature, per California Elections Code, Section 103:
"A voter who has signed an initiative, referendum, or recall petition pursuant to the Constitution or laws of this state shall have his or her signature withdrawn from the petition upon filing a written request therefor with the appropriate county elections official or city elections official prior to the day the petition is filed."
SOURCE: Web Link
To rescind your signature, go to: Web Link