Court of Appeal unanimously rejects challenge to approvals for the project.
A panel of appellate court judges today unanimously upheld a lower court’s decision affirming the city’s environmental review and approval process for the Golden State Warriors event center in San Francisco, resoundingly rejecting arguments from a small group of opponents trying to stop the project.
The 3-0 ruling by the First District Court of Appeal of the State of California upheld a Superior Court ruling and allows the Warriors to move ahead on breaking ground on the project.
“We’re very pleased with the Court of Appeal’s thoughtful and comprehensive ruling,” City Attorney Dennis Herrera said. “It shows that a rigorous environmental review was conducted. [Read more]
City Attorney Dennis Herrera is defending San Francisco in civil litigation that seeks to invalidate a series of approvals and permits authorizing the Golden State Warriors event center and mixed-use development project in the Mission Bay neighborhood.
PG&E’s $600 million shakedown of city taxpayers represents a new level of lawless, anti-competitive bullying by the investor-owned utility—and San Francisco is fighting in federal court to save its public power distribution. The trial takes place in Washington, D.C.
City Attorney Dennis Herrera declared that the state’s current bail system is unconstitutional, and, in a court filing, Herrera said he will not defend the bail system in a federal class-action lawsuit brought by a national civil rights group against San Francisco’s sheriff.
City Attorney Herrera has sued San Francisco landlord Anne Kihagi over unlawful business practices that include waging “a war of harassment, intimidation, and retaliation” to force tenants from their rent-controlled homes. Once vacated, Kihagi re-rents the units at higher market rates.
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