Court rules trial is merited between Phoenix and property owners in 'The Zone'

Published: Wednesday, January 18, 2023 - 11:18am
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The court battle continues between the city of Phoenix and people who do business or own property in an area known as “The Zone.” A new ruling indicates the case will go to trial.

The city had moved to dismiss the case (CV2022-010439) made by business and property owners in "the Zone," so named for an area west of downtown Phoenix that has an overwhelming amount of homeless encampments. 

But in a ruling on Tuesday, a Maricopa County Superior Court judge denied the city’s arguments for dismissal and said a trial is imminent. No date has been set.

Business and property owners claim the city has mishandled the encampment situation and therefore has violated their constitutional rights, among other complaints.

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