Petitioners who are seeking a court order to put the downtown convention hotel to a public vote say a judge has scheduled a hearing in their case for Feb. 2.
The group challenging Kansas City’s $311 million Hyatt convention hotel proposal is seeking a court order to place its measure on an election ballot. The Kansas City Council argues the petition initiative is unlawful and should not be on an election ballot.
Dan Coffey, spokesman for the group, said Jackson County Circuit Judge Jennifer Phillips has scheduled a court hearing for 1:30 p.m. Feb. 2 at the courthouse in Independence.
The group’s attorney, Jonathan Sternberg, said the parties and the judge agreed to that hearing date and time.