OF ROSE CANYON WINS!
Court Awards 100% of Request
for Attorneys Fees In Regents Road Bridge
the Court Decision
Nov. 12, 2007: The San Diego County Superior Court awarded
$450,218 in attorneys’
fees to Friends of Rose Canyon and three other environmental
groups in connection with their lawsuit that challenged
the City of San Diego’s approval of the proposed
Regents Road bridge project. The City will now have to
pay these attorneys’ fees, racking up yet another
huge waste of funds on this proposed project.
The award recognizes the fact that we
pursued this lawsuit for a public benefit – the
protection of Rose Canyon. It also recognizes that
it was our lawsuit that caused the city to do a 180
degree turn, rescind its approval of the proposed bridge
project, and decide to do a brand new environmental
State and federal agencies have strongly
urged the City to no longer pursue the proposed Regents
Road bridge project. It is unfortunate that the City
has wasted millions on a faulty EIR and now faces a
court order and a large award against them because
they persist in pursuing this incredibly expensive
and environmentally damaging project.
We are confident that if they do this
new EIR properly, the City will find it difficult if
not impossible to build the proposed Regents Road bridge
project because of its cost and environmental impacts.
We are optimistic that the City
will ultimately do what so many individuals and regional
organizations have urged them to do: preserve Rose
Canyon Open Space Park for all San Diegans –
now and in the future.