- Associated Press - Monday, February 13, 2017

BOUNTIFUL, Utah (AP) - A group opposed to a multimillion dollar plan to move Bountiful city hall has filed a lawsuit in an effort to let voters weigh in on the plan.

The Standard-Examiner in Ogden reports (https://bit.ly/2lJL9tv ) that a group led by Bountiful resident Dean Collinwood filed the lawsuit in state court earlier this month after the city council rejected a 4,000-signature petition to bring the plans before voters.

Collinwood and his group argue in the lawsuit that the city’s plan are legislative, which gives them a right to run a ballot referendum.

Bountiful City Attorney Clint Drake says the city stands behind its position that it had the right to legally reject the petition since the decision was administrative and not legislative.

Bountiful city leaders say the $13 million plan will bring business to the city’s downtown.


Information from: Standard-Examiner, https://www.standard.net

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