On September 6th, the Council approved a settlement of Concerned Library Users v. City of Berkeley, in which some residents challenged the use of Measure FF bond funds to construct new buildings to house the South and West Branch neighborhood libraries. As a result, the City can proceed with some certainty that the projects can now go forward unimpeded by litigation.
The California Court of Appeal affirmed the decision of the Alameda County Superior Court upholding the validity of the City’s approval of the “Ashby Arts” project at Ashby and San Pablo Avenues.
Wollmer v. City of Berkeley - March 30, 2011 Published Decision
The California Court of Appeal affirms the trial court’s Denial of Petition for Writ of Mandate.
Wollmer v. City of Berkeley - Court of Appeal Decision
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the United States District Court's Opinion (below).
Stephen Wollmer v. City of Berkeley - Alameda County Superior Court:
California Court of Appeal dismisses U-Haul's appeal of preliminary injunction.
The California Supreme Court denied U-Haul's petition for review on June 10, 2009. See the Court of Appeal's opinion below, March 2009.
April 2009Kerima Lewis v. City of Berkeley - United States District Court, Northern California Opinion:Lewis v. City - Opinion Dismissing Action March 2009California Court of Appeal affirms revocation of U-Haul's Use Permit:U-Haul v. City February 2009Stancy Nesby v. City of Berkeley - California Appellate Opinion:Nesby Appellate Decision October 2008Carl Friberg v. Tom Bates, et al. - California Appellate Opinion:Friberg Opinion
Kristen Prentice, et al. v. City of Berkeley - Alameda County Superior Court:Culvert Summary Judgment Opinion