If the commission votes not to add the amendment to next year's ballot, the group plans to collect signatures from 15 percent of Knox County's registered voters - the amount required for the amendment to be added to the ballot.
"We'll go to a full-scale petition drive," Paone said. "We'd have to get 33,954 signatures in 75 days. That's why we tried to recruit so many civic group leaders, so that we would have a network of networks."
Bob Wolfenbarger represents the 2nd District in the drive.
"There is a constituency of neighborhood activists around the county and, by gosh, we're finally figuring out how to network," he said. "I'm involved because it's the right thing to do."
The group plans to meet Nov. 6 with Knox County Mayor Mike Ragsdale.