NEW INFORMATION: City releases wording of referendum question

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- We now know the wording of a referendum question voters will see on the April ballot that could impact the Confluence Project.

On Friday morning, the City of Eau Claire posted the question online. It will read: "Shall a charter ordinance be enacted that would require a binding referendum before $1,000,000 or more in city funds can be expended on any building construction that is planned for dramatic, musical, or artistic performances?” In December, the Citizens Referendum Committee filed a petition to get a referendum on the April ballot. On Tuesday, the Eau Claire City Council approved letting voters decide on whether that requirement of going to referendum on all building projects meeting the criteria in the question should take effect.

On Tuesday, City Council Vice President Dave Duax told WEAU 13 News that a special election would likely need to be held in June or July specifically for the Confluence Project if voters approve the April referendum. He added that it could cost more than $20,000.

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