A city, or a resident or property owner in the territory or city involved may appeal a decision of the board or a committee, or the legality of an election, to the district court of a county which contains a portion of any city or territory involved.
Appeal must be filed within thirty days of the filing of a decision or the publication of notice of the result of an election.
Appeal of an approval of a petition or plan does not stay the election.
The judicial review provisions of this section and chapter 17A shall be the exclusive means by which a person or party who is aggrieved or adversely affected by agency action may seek judicial review of that agency action. The court's review on appeal of a decision is limited to questions relating to jurisdiction, regularity of proceedings, and whether the decision appealed from is arbitrary, unreasonable, or without substantial supporting evidence. The court may reverse and remand a decision of the board or a committee, with appropriate directions. The following portions of section 17A.19 are not applicable to this chapter:
1. The part of subsection 2 which relates to where proceedings for judicial review shall be instituted.
2. Subsection 5.
3. Subsection 8.
[C75, 77, 79, 81, § 368.22]
Referred to in § 368.3, 368.20, 524.1202
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Last update: Mon Jan 27 16:05:08 CST 1997