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City council continues drawdown litigation pursuit

Sweet Home's city council approved a formal commitment to pursue litigation over the impacts of the Green Peter Reservoir drawdown on Nov. 28. Linn County Commissioners made a similar formal commitment the week prior.

City Manager Kelcey Young said while this formalizes the city's commitment to exploring the litigation, city officials have been talking with law firms and "spear-heading the coalition" of impacted municipalities since the end of October.

"The city of Sweet Home has been researching legal action since end of October and beginning of November," she said during the meeting. "Onc...