FOGG Alert – June 25, 2017

State Lands Commission Lawsuit – 3rd Update

FOGG wants to remind you that the State Lands Commission lawsuit vs. the City of San Francisco, will be heard before Superior Court Judge Suzanne Ramos Bolanos, on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at 2:00 pm.

This suit brought by the SLC, headed by Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, requests that the court dismiss Proposition B, approved by the voters in June 2014 by over 58%. 

Proposition B requires voter approval before a developer can exceed the present height limits on San Francisco Port waterfront properties.

Judge Bolanos will be hearing Cross Motions for Summary Judgement at this hearing.  It is possible that she will make a final decision on this suit.  If not, it will go to trial at a later date.

FOGG still believes that the City will win this lawsuit.  It is hard to accept that the voters don’t have the right of initiative when it comes to their trust purposes, and the Court should agree.

Please read at the link a June 22, 2017 Los Angeles Times article for a broader look at the State Lands Commission, Lt. Governor Newsom, and in the final paragraph, the lawsuit against San Francisco. 

LA Times Article

FOGG hopes that we will see some of you at the June 28th hearing.

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