If Wholestone Foods decides to sue over the petition, who will foot the settlement?

As I have mentioned in the past, I believe the petition is unconstitutional and violates state law due to property rights.

The city council must approve the petition for the next election, but who is ultimately responsible if the petition passes voters (I think it will get over 70% approval).

If Wholestone Foods little loophole butcher shop trick does not work, they may sue the city. The defense fund would likely come from the Public Assurance Alliance, but if the city looses and WF wants damages (legal bills, etc.) it would be the taxpayers that would have to foot the bill.

I encourage you to vote NO on the petition, not because I want another sh!t factory in Sioux Falls, but because it doesn’t have the legal muster to stand, and we could ultimately be paying for it, and NOT the petitioners.

This is probably the reason they decided to do the petition. By having the voting taxpayers of this city change the law, it puts the liability on us. The petitioners could have easily just used the money to fight WF in court themselves, but this way they can wash their hands of the legal implications. Very piggish of them.



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#1 Doja Dogg on 07.27.22 at 12:52 pm

Pigs are the smartest animal. They always have the final say, or is that squeal? ….:

https://www.berfrois.com/2021/03/animal-farm-by-george-orwell/

#2 D@ily Spin on 07.27.22 at 4:08 pm

There are issues with the Charter such that court action is not possible unless there’s a constitutional question. If WF sues it’ll likely be in state court. Perhaps a big corporation could get the charter amended. Realistically, the city is cornered. They’ll concede to whatever WF proposes. Likely, the petition will not trigger a vote via the usual city quash.