White City incorporation won't go on November ballot

Not enough signatures have been gathered to put the question of whether White City should incorporate on the November ballot.

"We are no more than half way there," said Stan Alexander, one of the chief petitioners.

Alexander and other signature gathers faced a deadline of Tuesday to collect 618 valid signatures to leave time for hearings and other legal requirements. They attempted to collect a total of 800 signatures to cover any that are disqualified. There are 3,086 registered voters in the proposed city boundaries.

Alexander said he doesn't have an exact count yet as to how many signatures were gathered.

He said supporters of incorporation will now work to put the question to voters on the 2012 ballot.

If White City can become a real city by 2012, they would qualify for $1 million from the White City Urban Renewal District to build a city hall.

— Damian Mann

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