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Urban Habitat v. City of Pleasanton, A118327

In an action against a city involving, inter alia, certain of its local land use decisions, dismissal of non-profit organization's petition for writ of mandate and complaint pursuant to defendants' demurrer is reversed in part where the trial court: 1) misconstrued the applicable statute of limitations set out in Government Code section 65009 and Code of Civil Procedure section 338 related to City's compliance in providing low-cost housing (a); and 2) misapplied ripeness doctrine.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 06/20/2008
  • Published 07/22/2008


  • HAERLE, J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Richard A. Marcantonio, San Rafael, Elisabeth Voight, Angelica K. Jongo, Public Advocates, Inc., San Francisco, Michael Rawson, Craig D. Castellanet, California Affordable Housing Project, Public InterestLaw Project, Oakland, CA, Carolyn Hoeker Luedtke, Lika C. Miyake, Tyler Andrew Roozen, Munger Tolles Olson LLP, San Francisco, for Plaintiffs and Appellants., Ilene J. Jacobs, California Legal Rural Assistance, Marysville, CA, Luz F. Buitrago, Law Center for Families, Oakland, CA, Kyra Ann Kazantzis, Law Foundation of Silicon Valley, San Jose, CA, Crystal Carter Sims, Legal Aid Society of Orange County, Santa Ana, CA, Mona Tawatao, Legal Svcs. of Northern CA, Sacramento, CA, Shashi Kala Hanuman, Lisa R. Jaskol, Public Counsel Law Center, Los Angeles, CA, Kenneth William Babcock, Ezequiel Gutierrez Jr., The Public Law Center, Santa Ana, CA, S. Lynn Martinez, Richard A. Rothschild, Western Center on Law And Poverty, Los Angeles, CA, Amicus curiae for appellants.

  • For Appellees:
  • Michael H. Roush, Office Of City Attorney, Pleasanton, CA, Thomas B. Brown, Hanson Bridgett Marcus Vlahos & Rudy, LLP, San Francisco, CA, for Defendants and Respondents., Zach Cowan, Office of The City Attorney, Berkeley, CA, for amicus curiae the League of California cities in support of Respondent City of Pleasanton.
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