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Palmer/Sixth Street Properties, L.P. v. City of LA, B206102

Trial court order precluding defendant from enforcing an affordable housing ordinance against a mixed use project that is being developed by plaintiff is affirmed where the affordable housing ordinance in question conflicts with, and is preempted by, the vacancy decontrol provisions of the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 07/22/2009
  • Published 07/22/2009




  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellees:
  • Rockard J. Delgadillo, City Attorney, Jeri L. Burge, Assistant City Attorney, Tayo A. Popoola and Michael L. Bostrom, Deputy City Attorneys, for Defendant and Appellant., ACLU Foundation of Southern California, Peter Bibring, Peter J. Eliasberg, and Mark D. Rosenbaum, Los Angeles;  Western Center on Law & Poverty, Richard Rothschild, Los Angeles, and Lynn Martinez, Vallejo;  Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles and Christian Abasto;  California AffordableHousing Law Project, Public InterestLaw Project and Michael Rawson;  Public Counsel and Shashi Hanuman;  and Bet Tzedek Legal Services and Michelle Marie Kezirian for Amici Curiae Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing and The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now on behalf of Defendant and Appellant., Costell & Cornelius Law Corporation, Jeffrey Lee Costell, Alexandre Ian Cornelius, Santa Monica, Mitchell E. Rishe, Los Angeles, and Sean M. Cronin for Plaintiffs and Respondents.
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