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Community Youth Athletic Center v. City of National City, Community Youth Athletic Center v. City of National City

Judgment for plaintiffs in their reverse validation action challenging defendant-city's amendment to its 1995 redevelopment plan, that extended the time period authorized by the plan for the use of eminent domain powers within a 300-acre area is: 1) affirmed in part, where the trial court's reverse validation order is well supported by the facts and the law, concerning the California Redevelopment Law (CRL) violations, and the trial court properly awarded declaratory relief to plaintiffs on the Public Records Act issues; but 2) reversed in part and remanded, with respect to the trial court's erroneous determination that as a matter of law, defendant-city's proven statutory violations of the CRL additionally amounted to an actionable deprivation of federal due process protections, under the appropriate legal test, and as to the orders awarding attorneys' fees and costs to the extent that they incorrectly relied upon 42 U.S.C. section 1988 or Code of Civil Procedure section 1021.5 (the due process conclusions).

Appellate Information

  • Decided 10/30/2013
  • Published 10/30/2013




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