Watertown Latest City To Vote On Iraq War

Watertown is joining more than 20 other communities in Wisconsin that will hold advisory referendums later this year on the war in Iraq.

City officials had rejected a petition drive to put the referendum on the ballot, arguing that it was not a suitable issue for that purpose.

But the Watertown Peace and Democracy Coalition filed suit and a judge ruled that war opponents had petitioned correctly to have the referendum go before Watertown voters April 4th.

The Common Council held a special meeting this week and decided to hold the referendum rather than appealing the court ruling.