The Potter County District Courts Building was the center of attention on Tuesday, as a judge heard arguments by the opposing sides in lawsuits concerning the renovation and expansion of the Civic Center.

 

Amarillo businessman Alex Fairly and the city ended on the same page to consolidate suits.

 

Fairly sued the city after council members passed an ordinance planning to issue about $260 million in debt for the project.

 

The City of Amarillo wants the lawsuit to move quickly along, while Fairly wants the action to slow down, possibly beating the timeline to put the issue on the November ballot.

 

Court documents show the city wants to prevent one person from holding an issue hostage.

 

Fairly argues the city violated state laws and the city charter.

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