No. 01-2217.

263 Wis.2d 544 (2003)

2003 WI 100

665 N.W.2d 229

MOUNT HOREB COMMUNITY ALERT, Judy Patenaude, Laura Wenman, Audrey Yapp and Wayne Yapp, Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. VILLAGE BOARD OF MT. HOREB, Defendant-Respondent-Petitioner.

Supreme Court of Wisconsin.

Decided July 8, 2003.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

For the defendant-respondent-petitioner there were briefs by Richard C. Yde, Angela A. James, and Stafford Rosenbaum LLP, Madison, and oral argument by Richard C. Yde.

For plaintiffs-appellants there was a brief by Christopher J. Blythe and Lawton & Cates, S.C., Madison, and oral argument by Christopher J. Blythe.

An amicus curiae brief was filed by Daniel M. Olson, Madison, on behalf of the League of Wisconsin Municipalities.


This is a mandamus action to compel a village board to act on an initiative petition pursuant to the direct legislation statute, Wis. Stat. § 9.20 (1999-2000).1

¶ 2. The direct legislation statute permits local electors to submit a petition requesting that an attached proposed ordinance either be adopted by the municipality's governing body without...

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