SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A Sioux Falls councilwoman says the city should end its partnership in a $50 million mixed-use downtown development after the developer was sued this week.

The family of a construction worker killed in a 2016 building collapse filed a lawsuit against Legacy Developments alleging the company is responsible for the man’s death.

The Argus Leader reports that Councilwoman Theresa Stehly requested Tuesday for fellow council members to pull $21 million in city funding for the mixed-use hotel and parking ramp project.

Councilman Rex Rolfing disagrees, saying the lawsuit against Legacy won’t negatively affect the project. He says it’s a waste of time to stop a project that will benefit the city’s downtown.

Mayor Mike Huether didn’t immediately respond to the newspaper’s request for comment.

Information from: Argus Leader,