Good news, bad news
That ain't gonna happen.
The bad news?
According to the N&O:
"There is one caveat," Medlin said: No signatures may be added to the petition, but people who signed it can change their minds and have their signatures withdrawn. If enough do so, it would invalidate the petition.
I'm too stupid to understand why the petioning process should work that way. If there's a deadline for submission, and further signatures can't be added, why is there not a deadline for removing names?
I know of at least one instance where K&L Gates, the developers' attorney, has successfully lobbied signers of a protest petition to remove their names, clearing the way for a simple majority vote on a rezoning hearing. I'm betting there's a few people in South Durham who will be getting up close and personal with Patrick Byker real soon now.