Watsonville

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Injunction Prevents Watsonville From Moving Forward with Some Building Plans

Donna Jones – Sentinel Staff Writer
04/29/2008

 

WATSONVILLE — Santa Cruz Superior Court Judge Paul Burdick on Monday dashed the hopes of city officials who were looking for something less than a total rejection of their long-range development plan. Burdick not only signed the final order implementing his earlier ruling that invalidated the 2030 general plan and its accompanying environmental review, he reinforced it with an injunction against moving forward with any project that is based on the planning document.

Airport Support

Injunction Prevents Watsonville From Moving Forward with Some Building Plans

Donna Jones – Sentinel Staff Writer
04/29/2008

 

WATSONVILLE — Santa Cruz Superior Court Judge Paul Burdick on Monday dashed the hopes of city officials who were looking for something less than a total rejection of their long-range development plan. Burdick not only signed the final order implementing his earlier ruling that invalidated the 2030 general plan and its accompanying environmental review, he reinforced it with an injunction against moving forward with any project that is based on the planning document.

California Airports

Watsonville Lawsuit Update – March 22 2008

Friday, March 22, 2008
Court rules against Watsonville’s growth plans

By Donna Jones
The Santa Cruz (CA) Sentinel

 

WATSONVILLE — A judge threw out Watsonville’s long-range growth plan Friday, ruling that the city broke state aviation and environmental law. Santa Cruz County Superior Court Judge Paul Burdick’s ruling in a lawsuit brought by the Watsonville Pilots Association and the neighborhood advocacy group, Friends of Buena Vista, prevents the city from permitting the construction of hundreds of homes north of the airport. “It’s a resounding victory,” said lawyer William Parkin, who represented the pilots group. “Clearly the city of Watsonville needs to comply with the law, with the aviation law and [the California Environmental Quality Act].”

California Airports

Watsonville Lawsuit Update – March 22 2008

Friday, March 22, 2008
Court rules against Watsonville’s growth plans

By Donna Jones
The Santa Cruz (CA) Sentinel

 

WATSONVILLE — A judge threw out Watsonville’s long-range growth plan Friday, ruling that the city broke state aviation and environmental law. Santa Cruz County Superior Court Judge Paul Burdick’s ruling in a lawsuit brought by the Watsonville Pilots Association and the neighborhood advocacy group, Friends of Buena Vista, prevents the city from permitting the construction of hundreds of homes north of the airport. “It’s a resounding victory,” said lawyer William Parkin, who represented the pilots group. “Clearly the city of Watsonville needs to comply with the law, with the aviation law and [the California Environmental Quality Act].”

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

Watsonville Lawsuit Results – So Far

Donna Jones
Sentinel Staff Writer

 

SANTA CRUZ — Watsonville’s plans for development of as many as 2,250 homes west of the municipal airport were dealt a setback Thursday when a judge tentatively ruled the city violated state aviation law. A court decision places this property between Buena Vista Roads and the airport off limits to development.