Opponents of a city subsidy for a hotel in downtown Wichita, Kan., have apparently amassed enough petition signatures to force a citywide vote on the proposed project.

Election commissioner Tabitha Lehman said last week that organizers obtained 2,719 signatures of registered voters. The necessary threshold for a referendum is 2,527 signatures.

The City Council will consider the petitions this week.

The opponents seek to revoke a decision by the council to allocate a portion of Wichita’s hotel tax to a $22.5 million, 117-room hotel in a former bank building.

The council agreed to rebate 75% of the hotel tax generated at the facility for 15 years and to build a parking garage.

The total subsidy from the rebate is estimated at $2.3 million.

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