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Sioux City chooses not to join flood suit


During a closed session of the Sioux City city council, Monday, leaders made the decision not to participate in the class action suit against the Army Corps of Engineers.

The city's legal department contacted several other municipalities, like Kansas City, Council Bluffs, and Omaha to find out whether they planned to join the suit being filed by a Kansas City law firm. 

Although the cost to those participating is contingent on winning the case, the city's attorney says the council didn't feel it was the right time to participate.

"Whether or not expenses, how they're going to be controlling those, there's still some things that need to be determined. As an overall perspective, and I don't want to go into great detail really as to why the council chose not to participate, I think it was an abundance of factors and they had to weigh everything to make that decision," said Nicole Jensen-Harris.

Jensen-Harris added that the council hasn't given any indication that they plan to pursue their own suit against the Army Corps.

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