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Case No. 22-1342

Concerned Citizens v. City of West Des Moines

County:
Polk

Concerned Citizens for Grand Avenue Development, Plaintiff-Appellant

City of West Des Moines, Iowa, City Council of the City of West Des Moines, Iowa, Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of West Des Moines, Iowa, Russ Trimble, in his capacity as Mayor of West Des Moines, Lynne Twedt, in her capacity as Director of Development Services of West Des Moines, Des Moines ND, LLC, Benjamin Lounsbury, and Andrew Lounsbury, Defendants-Appellees

Attorney for Appellant

Gary Dickey

Attorneys for Appellees City of West Des Moines, Iowa, City Council of the City of West Des Moines, Iowa, Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of West Des Moines, Iowa, Russ Trimble, and Lynne Twedt

Michael C. Richards

Daniel J. Johnston

Attorney for Appellee Des Moines ND, LLC

Ryan Gene Koopmans

Benjamin Lounsbury and Andrew Lounsbury, self-represented appellees

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
22-1342
Date Published:
Jul 13, 2023
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Celene Gogerty, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Heard by Schumacher, P.J., and Chicchelly and Buller, JJ.  Opinion by Buller, J.  (5 pages)

            Concerned Citizens for Grand Avenue Development appeal the dismissal of their mandamus petition.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm, finding that a writ of certiorari was an adequate and available remedy and mandamus was therefore unavailable.

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