Partial Ruling In Walmart Zoning Case
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After a nearly four hour hearing, a judge from Nevada has ruled on preliminary issues related to a Springfield zoning case that ended up in court.
Life 360 church at Grand and Campbell wants to sell it's land to Walmart where the company wants to build a neighborhood market. City Council approved the zoning change, but a group called Stand Up Against Walmart collected enough petition signatures asking to let voters decide the issue. Life 360 filed suit against the city, that led to an injunction, putting the vote on hold.
Today the judge ruled Stand Up Against Walmart has no legal standing in the case, and the referendum process was followed.
A hearing on August 9th, will address the actual question of whether the ballot box can be used in deciding zoning cases. City Attorney Dan Wichmer tells KTTS News, the bigger question is whether city ordinance conflicts with state law.