Homeowners consider suing Everett over sliding homes

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EVERETT, Wash. —

Owners of homes sliding from a Snohomish County hillside are meeting Tuesday to decide if they will sue the city of Everett.

 

They blame the collapse of their homes on the city's drainage system.

 

Homeowners hired a private consulting firm to figure out what's causing the homes to slide, and they'll meet to discuss the firm's findings and talk about what other steps they'll take.

 

If the study finds that the drainage system is the cause, the neighbors said they'll sue.

 

The city of Everett has done a study that found the drain system is not to blame.  A spokesperson said the collapse is a natural event.

 

Some neighbors are planning to speak about the problem at an upcoming city council meeting.