Group looks to derail Suns arena renovations with petition push

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Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents the Phoenix Suns

By Brandon Brown | Phoenix Business Journal

Even though the Phoenix City Council has approved the $230 million deal to renovate Talking Stick Resort Arena, some area residents want that decision to be made by voters.

A group called Common Sense Phoenix filed paperwork with the city of Phoenix late last week for two potential ballot measures related to the deal. Phoenix-based Petition Partners was hired to collect at least 27,400 signatures in less than a month. Petition Partners did not return calls to the Phoenix Business Journal, but its owner, Drew Chavez tweeted over the weekend that it had collected around 3,250 signatures.