City of Santa Ana settles lawsuit over demolition of homes in the Lacy neighborhood

Line drawing of the Courtyard Housing the City of Santa Ana had proposed for the Lacy Neighborhood


Contacts: Friends of the Historic Lacy Neighborhood
Jeff Dickman: 714.240.0883
Attorney Susan Brandt-Hawley, 707.938.3900

Settlement Announced in Lawsuit Filed Against the City of Santa Ana to Stop Illegal Demolition of Vintage Homes

Santa Ana (April 19, 2010) The Friends of the Historic Lacy Neighborhood (Friends) has settled an action in the Orange County Superior Court against the City of Santa Ana to enforce the California Environmental Quality Act(CEQA). The Petition for Writ of Mandamus, filed November 19, 2009, asked the Court to void the City’s unlawful approval of the demolition of vintage homes in the Lacy Neighborhood because the City had not complied with state environmental laws designed to protect historic and cultural resources. The case was settled upon the City’s agreement to:

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