Group asks judge to block soccer complex until lawsuit resolved


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SALT LAKE CITY -- An environmental group went back to court Friday in an attempt to halt plans for a new soccer complex in Rose Park.

Earlier this week, a judge denied an appeal from the Jordan River Restoration Network to postpone a public hearing on the complex.

The group is suing Salt Lake City to gain access to every document dealing with the complex since 2002.

Members say those documents show that the city has not been up front with taxpayers on the details of the $44 million project.

"It's unfortunate that SLC with its budget crisis, they can't afford to keep the streetlights screwed in and will jeopardize neighborhood safety, will put money into a boondoggle elective project like the sports complex which is speculative at best," said Jeff Salt with the Jordan River Restoration Network.

Friday the group asked a judge for summary judgment barring the city from moving forward with the complex until the lawsuit is settled.

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