SOS, Stratus Split in Court
Meurer rejected this argument, agreeing with the city that, since the Stratus deal had been approved in August by the City Council by the 6-1 margin needed to override the SOS ordinance, the alliance's challenge was moot. However, this allows SOS to continue its challenge similar grandfather claims on other undeveloped property in the watershed. The judge granted SOS attorney Amy Johnson a continuance on the city's motion for summary judgment on the rest of the lawsuit. Johnson says SOS executive director and counsel Bill Bunch would return from his sabbatical in Prague to handle matters. This case remains on hold while another SOS lawsuit against the Stratus deal moves forward.
Stratus owns another 1,000 acres and the developer intends to broker a similar agreement with the city on those tracts.