Statement regarding withdrawal of citizens’ petition for clean indoor air protections in Mesquite:

The Mesquite Citizens’ Initiative for Clean Indoor Air today regretfully withdraws its petition to place a local clean indoor air ordinance on the November 2018 election ballot.

The decision to withdraw the petition results from a district court ruling issued this week regarding a preliminary injunction filed by Mesquite Gaming LLC and Rancho Mesquite Casino Inc.

Members of the initiative ballot committee are very disappointed they cannot move ahead with the petition and bring this important public health matter before Mesquite voters at this time.

The committee will provide a more detailed statement in the coming days.