Groups including the STEPS Coalition and Biloxi NAACP chapter are calling for an election on a $21 million city-issued bond to help build a minor league baseball stadium in Biloxi.
The groups say residents of Biloxi have had no input on the proposal.
They have until June 18 to collect 1,500 signatures on a petition.
City attorney Ron Peresich told city council members Tuesday that an election could delay the project by 60 to 90 days. He says it could kill the deal.
He says an owner's group wants start playing in April.
The city proposes to borrow $21 million by issuing bonds. Gov. Phil Bryant has pledged $15 million of BP money to the project.
The stadium site is across U.S. Highway 90 from the Beau Rivage Casino.
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