In Glass v. Smith, 150 Tex. 632, 244 S.W.2d 645 (Tex. 1951), several members of the City of Austin fire department signed an initiative petition to call an election on a proposed ordinance concerning employment issues. 244 S.W.2d at 647.
The Texas Supreme Court affirmed a writ of mandamus requiring city authorities to hold an election after the requisite number of signatures were collected. See id. at 648, 653-54.
The court held that the plaintiffs, as petition signers, had a justiciable interest in ensuring their proposed ordinance was submitted to the electorate. See id.