Judge Rules Bottling-Plant Initiative is Legally Binding

Judge Rules Bottling-Plant Initiative is Legally Binding

News Type: State Source: Daily Inter Lake
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A Flathead County District Court judge has ruled that a 2018 ballot initiative in which Flathead County voters overwhelmingly supported the expansion of the Egan Slough Zoning District to include the Montana Artesian Water Co. bottling plant property was legal and binding.

In a ruling issued Thursday in Montana Artesian’s countersuit over the ballot initiative, Judge Robert Allison denied Montana Artesian’s motion for partial summary judgment, stating “if the people want land-use planning in the face of elected officials congenitally opposed to it, they may have it through the initiative.