Foes of Warriors Event Center pursue ‘desperate appeal’ following San Francisco Superior Court setback
City Attorney Dennis Herrera expressed confidence that San Francisco’s environmental review and approval process for the Golden State Warriors event center—which convincingly overcame a legal challenge in Superior Court on July 18—will again prevail on appeal. Opponents of the project, a group calling itself the Mission Bay Alliance, filed notice with the California Court of Appeal on Monday, July 25, that they intend to continue their legal challenge.
“This is a desperate appeal by a handful of opponents who’ve failed in every other attempt to kill this project, whether it has been at the decision-making level or in Superior Court,” Herrera said. “This event center is an important civic priority, which has been thoroughly scrutinized and has won overwhelming support every step of the way. I’m not surprised that the project foes are continuing to fight it, but I’m confident that our approval and review process will again easily pass muster in the Court of Appeal.” [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.
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