Citizen Group Collects 1,200 Signatures for Public Vote

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In Atlantic City, residents who are against a state takeover met with Mayor Don Guardian to fight for their rights.

At a press conference on Wednesday, June 14th, the group AC Citizens Against the State Takeover presented Guardian with more than 2,000 signed petitions to the City Council demanding the right to a public vote on any sale of the publicly-owned water utility service.

Guardian said he couldn't be happier to see how much residents care about their city.

"I want to thank them from the bottom of my heart," he said. "Water belongs to the people of this city and no one either elected officials nor the political bosses of the state nor the private water companies have the right to simply come down here and take it away from us."

The group needed to collect 1,200 signatures to have the City Council include it on the ballot, and at the end of the door-to-door campaign they ended up with double of that required amount.

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