An Update on Sound Transit's Land Use Petition Act Appeal

Earlier today, the Superior Court issued an order granting Sound Transit’s Motion to Strike the City’s Notice of Supersedeas. This means there is no stay in place of the Court’s earlier order in the Land Use Petition Act appeal directing the City to issue Sound Transit permits to construct bus layovers on the north side of North Mercer Way. Consequently, the disputed permit has been issued to Sound Transit in compliance with the Court’s order.

Fortunately, the Court’s decision is not a ruling based on the terms of the Settlement Agreement or the remedies that it may later provide. The City will continue to litigate its 2020 lawsuit against Sound Transit for breach of the Settlement Agreement which is unimpacted by today’s decision.

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