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Donut Hole Group Faces Another Court Delay

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PASCO, Wash.-- The Franklin County Donut Hole situation legal battles continue.

The group that opposes the City of Pasco annexing their neighborhood faces yet another setback in court.

Donut Hole residents are frustrated and tired of the constant court delays.

The Citizens for Lifestyle Preservation were scheduled to appear in court Friday, but a judge pushed the hearing to Monday when they will present their case against the City's annexation.

Since filing litigation in September, multiple judges have recused themselves from the case.

On December 19th a Franklin County judge ruled the group can go ahead with a lawsuit arguing the City used faulty utility agreements to gain signatures to annex the land.

They say 30% of the signatures are not valid.

"We've done everything that we can do to have the matter placed before the court. We need a final decision. We have four thousand people out there waiting for this decision. We need some finality so we know which direction to go forward in," said Roger Lenk, Citizens for Lifestyle Preservation.

The group says the new year, changed the presiding judge, so Monday they will present their case to yet another new official.

Annexation for the most populated portion of the Donut Hole became effective January 1st, but the citizens for lifestyle preservation hope the case they will present Monday will put a stop to it.

One of their biggest hopes is that a judge will hear what they have to say and not reschedule their court date.

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