I have seen this petition before, and do take it with a grain of salt.
I think for most peitions to carry any weight, they have to be signed by registered voters?
I may be wrong on this, but to get something at the state level, to sign the petition, you must be registed in that state to vote?
So, how is this confirmed on this petition?
Great Lakes 4WDA did one for the local road that the county wanted to close, and they won with keeping the road open.
So, at the local level, these can, and possibly carry some weight.