Last Sunday saw the meeting of two campaigns, Save Bath Meadows and the Mayor for B&NES Campaign, prompted by the suspicion that the intervention of an elected mayor would be needed to halt plans for a new Park & Ride.
As things stand, the decision whether to build on the Park and Ride has been put off until later this year.
The Local Development Framework Steering Group is also looking at the plans but it has no decision making role and is merely advisory to the Cabinet.
There will also be an open public consultation day on 22nd March.
This means that no formal decision will be taken before the referendum and unlikely to be before the summer at the earliest.
This would then kickstart another process to include ownership of the land being agreed, planning permission granted, and the scheme put out to tender.
Campaigners have asked the question: “If there is a yes vote on 10th March could a Mayor elected in October overturn the Park and Ride East?”
Richard Samuel, campaigner for a Mayor for B&NES said: “Absolutely. It’s still at the starting blocks. So by 10th March the Council will only have the policy in place but no concrete proposal.
“It is legitimate therefore to say a Mayor could stop this scheme. It is true of course that a Conservative Mayor would be more likely to plough on but that’s not certain.
“However, as things stand, the Council will press on regardless.”
The mayoral referendum, triggered by collecting over 9000 signatures, will take place on 10th March.