Copyright © 2017 Albuquerque Journal
State District Judge Alan Malott hinted Wednesday that he may be open to revisiting his earlier ruling that the entire text of Albuquerque’s proposed sick leave ordinance must appear on the Oct. 3 ballot if the city can’t do it in a legible font.
“In this particular circumstance, I have some concerns about practicality, which often is not addressed in the law,” he said.
Malott has already ruled that the city must print the entire seven-page ordinance – and not a summary – on the ballot. But backers of the proposed Healthy Workforce Ordinance argue that the only way the city can do that is to print it in a font that is so small that it would be difficult to read. They want the city to include a summary on the ballot and to make the entire ordinance available in voting booths.