The civic organization GlendaleFirst! will release a report today claiming the petition for a public vote on Glendale's arena lease agreement with the potential owner of the Phoenix Coyotes is invalid.

An early copy of its press release follows: (Check back later for Craig Morgan's analysis on what this means for the potential sale of the Phoenix Coyotes.)

GlendaleFirst! has completed its in-depth investigation of Petition for Referendum R-12-
01 and concludes that not only were the petitions not turned into the City of Glendale on
the required date of July 9, 2012, but that the Petition for Referendum was fraught with
fatal flaws.

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