Clock ticking as San Marcos fights fluoride ban vote (TX)

The countdown to an Aug. 24 ballot placement deadline is on as the city of San Marcos continues action to disqualify a citizen-led petition effort seeking a spot on the Nov. 3 election ballot. At issue is if voters will be allowed to weigh in on a proposed charter amendment to ban fluoride use in the city’s water supply. A recent Texas Supreme Court ruling against the city of Houston on its equal rights ordinance affirmed the importance of petitioners’ rights, but will other cities heed that call?

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