(Community Matters 41) MAEDA Lawyer: “Things are Going to Keep Moving Forward” at Marshall Megasite

First Aired July 22, 2023

A member of the legal team representing the Marshall Area Economic Development Alliance (MAEDA) tells Community Matters he does not believe the Committee for Marshall – Not the Megasite will win its lawsuit.

Attorney Richard Lindsey believes a written opinion in the case released July 17, 2023 by Judge William Marietti – which shot down an attempt at a preliminary injunction to temporarily stop work at the Marshall Megasite – can be interpreted as a preview of the likely outcome of a hearing set for August 9, 2023.

In this episode, Lindsey also discusses the legal steps being followed in the case, as well as insight into the City of Marshall charter which prohibits referenda on ordinances when appropriations are involved. He also discusses the general intent behind non-disclosure agreements.

Episode Resources

Attorney Richard Lindsey's website
BlueOval Battery Park Michigan website
Ford Careers website
Marshall, Michigan website
Marshall Township,  Michigan website
Ford Motor Company press release about BlueOval Battery Park Michigan
Choose Marshall-MAEDA website
CATL website
PA 425 Conditional Land Use Transfer Explained
Committee for Marshall – Not the Megasite website
Committee for Marshall – Not the Megasite Facebook page
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Former WBCK Morning Show host Richard Piet (2014-2017) returns to host Community Matters, an interview program focused on community leaders and newsmakers in and around Battle Creek. Community Matters is heard Saturdays, 8-8:30 AM Eastern on WBCK-FM (95.3) and anytime at battlecreekpodcast.com.

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