Skip to comments.Half Moon Bay to fight judgment of nearly $37 million
Posted on 12/19/2007 9:00:53 AM PST by Navy Patriot
(12-19) 05:46 PST Half Moon Bay, Calif. (AP) --
Officials in Half Moon Bay will fight a court ruling that would have the city pay a judgment of nearly $37 million.
The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to hire a San Francisco law firm to appeal a ruling by a federal judge ordering the city to pay $36.8 million to Palo Alto-based developer Charles Keenan.
The judgment is nearly four times the city's annual budget. City council members said in a joint statement the order threatens the "very existence of our city government."
The ruling against Half Moon Bay involves a dispute over the purchase of coastal property in 1993 by Keenan.
Keenan had intended on building a subdivsion, but was blocked when it was determined the property was a protected wetlands area.
He sued, successfully arguing that drainage work by the city had created the wetlands.
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Yep ...... a given........yet a shame.
Stay safe !
Subsiquent to my post to you, I had an e-mail exchange with one of my best friends who has lived there for about twenty years. His acessement of the political climate has been similar to yours, but he does add that the current city council is a vast improvement over what they have had in the past.
His feeling is that they are paying for the “sins of the fathers” and that the envirnmental excess and anti-property rights procedures are now so ingrained and formally fixed that it will take decades to correct from the problems.
Regarding: environmental excess and anti-property rights procedures are now so ingrained and formally fixed that it will take decades to correct
Again, accurate, and the reason these sneaky back door environazi bushwhackers are so dangerous and vile. The damage to the citizens (screw the environment) is so great, costly, and permanent that the only cure is to repeal, in it's entirety the act and the EPA.
Reasonable officeholders or environazi accessories after the fact?