CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT AFFIRMS THE POWER OF THE GENERAL PLAN
Our own Measure Z legal firm, Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger LLP, represented the Orange Citizens for Parks and Recreation and Orange Park Association in the case.
The developer attempted to change the property’s open space designation to allow residential development. Citizens’ group qualified their referendum for the ballot and overwhelmingly rejected their Council’s approval.
" “Today’s decision supports the rights of Californians to have a say in local land use decisions, whether through the process of updating a city or county’s general plan or through the initiative and referendum process,” said attorney Robert “Perl” Perlmutter of Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger LLP, who represented the Orange Citizens for Parks and Recreation and Orange Park Association in the case. “The Supreme Court’s decision clarified key points for property owners, public officials, and the public, and should eliminate confusion moving forward if similar matters arise.” "