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Doughnut Hole Hearing Hits Another Delay

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PASCO, Wash. - Franklin County residents fighting annexation by the City of Pasco hits another delay. A court hearing scheduled for Monday was canceled.

 

The city attorney says the hearing was canceled because the citizens for Lifestyle Preservation Group did not make a motion explaining their argument for a hearing and they did not give the proper notification time. 

However, the city attorney says he is still planning to present them with a case and argue that the utility agreements used to annex the area are not invalid, as the Doughnut Hole group claims.

"The plaintiff's haven't made any moves whatsoever. This has all been counter punching from the city. We took a swing at them on the basis saying, hey this based on the law we think it ought to be dismissed. The judge says no not quite. So we're taking another swing at them basically saying alright now that the facts are before the court now that we've had an opportunity to respond, they're not entitled the relief they seek and therefore it should be dismissed," said Pasco City Attorney LeLand Kerr.

It is uncertain when the two parties will be back in court but Kerr says he is in touch with the group's attorney.

Kerr says he plans to present the court with another motion to dismiss the case and hopefully reach an agreement before going to trial.

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