Court stays Proposition 2 from appearing on General Election ballot


September 28, 2023

-Screen capture of livestreamed hearing

Attorney Ric Jacobs gives opening statements, accompanied by Elise Severe and Gerald Kaiser, appearing at the hearing September 20, where Court Commissioner Julie Karl determined that the complainants, Neighbors United for Progress, met their burden of proof in the matter and were granted the injunction barring Proposition 2 from appearing on the November 7, 2023 General Election ballot.

DAYTON–A Columbia County Court Commissioner has granted an injunction, ordering County Auditor Will Hutchens to withhold a ballot initiative which would have dissolved the Columbia County Rural Library District (CCRLD), had it been voted upon and approved by Columbia County voters on November 7.

In a related action, defendant Jessica Ruffcorn, who was named in the action along with Columbia County...

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