Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against the City of Harrisonburg

By: Estephany Escobar Email
By: Estephany Escobar Email

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- According to a lawyer, representing the group "We Support Planning" that filed a lawsuit against the city of Harrisonburg, the judge overseeing the case has made a ruling.

As we have reported back in December, the group filed a lawsuit after it believed the city did not approach the planning process legally. It said the City Council should have submitted plans and designs for the new building to the planning commission before going forward with the architects.

According to the letter from the lawyer, Thomas Domonoske, Rockingham County Circuit Court judge Bruce Albertson dismissed the complaint on procedural grounds. He noted the taxpayers claims were not properly stated. In the letter, Albertson said the complaint focuses on possible expenditures but it does not challenge them or looks to avoid them.

Domonoske said his clients could seek for an appeal or urge the city council to hold a hearing with the public commission.

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