UPDATED: Queen Creek to Consider Filing Lawsuit Against San Tan Valley Incorporation

Queen Creek to Consider Filing Lawsuit Against San Tan Valley Incorporation
UPDATED: Queen Creek to Consider Filing Lawsuit Against San Tan Valley Incorporation

The Town of Queen Creek has called a special meeting tonight, April 12, 2018, in order to speak with legal counsel regarding filing a potential lawsuit against the incorporation petitions filed by the Vote San Tan Valley PAC.

The session will open and immediately go into Executive Session.

The agenda item reads:

Discussion and consultation with the Town's attorney for legal advice and with the Town's attorneys to consider the Town's position and instruct its attorneys regarding potential lawsuit related to the incorporation petitions filed by the San Tan Valley Committee. A.R.S. § 38-431.03(A)(3) & (4)

After the executive session has concluded, the council will allow for those in attendance to speak regarding the potential lawsuit.

Anyone wishing to speak to the Council on this topic, should complete a Request to Speak Card and turn it in to the Town Clerk. Speakers will be called upon in the order in which their cards are received. Speakers are limited to three (3) minutes each.

The public will be able to speak regarding this agenda item:

1. Consideration and possible approval of and instruction to the Town Attorney to file a lawsuit challenging the filing of petitions for incorporation of San Tan Valley, Arizona.

The special session will take place at 4:30 p.m., April 12, 2018 at the Queen Creek Town Council Community Chambers, 20727 E. Civic Parkway, Queen Creek, AZ 85142.

Town of Queen Creek Agenda can be read here.

UPDATED:  The April 12th Queen Creek Town Council meeting opened and the members went immediately into executive session to get legal advice regarding filing a lawsuit to challenge the filing of the petitions for incorporation of San Tan Valley.  After executive session ended, the council members came out, Mayor Barney asked for a motion, Jeff Brown made the motion to file the suit, Robin Benning seconded the motion and with a vote of 6-0 (Oliphant was absent) the council voted unanimously to file a lawsuit against the effort.  You can watch the video of the meeting here.  Fast forward to about the 35 minute mark to listen to the members once the executive session ended.

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