Did they get enough names?

Will 600 signatures be a sufficient cushion? That’s been the big question since proponents of a referendum to overturn the city’s new disorderly events ordinance turned in petitions carrying 4,940 signatures to the City Clerk’s Office.

The group needs 4,321 valid signatures from registered city voters to put the ordinance on the ballot or force the City Council to rescind its 6-1 decision. Members were frantically seeking signatures up to the last minute before submitting the paperwork last Thursday (Dec. 6).

City Clerk Debbie Presson has 30 days from that date to determine whether there are sufficient valid signatures. In the meantime, the ordinance, which was to go into effect the day after the petitions were submitted, is on hold.