Archive for January, 2018

FOGG Alert – January 26, 2018

Friday, January 26th, 2018

 

State Lands Commission Lawsuit – 10th Update – Summary Article

FOGG wants to give you the latest information available on the lawsuit filed by the State Lands Commission (SLC) vs. the City of San Francisco concerning Proposition B.

Proposition B, passed by the San Francisco voters in June, 2014 requires voter approval before a developer can exceed the present height limits on San Francisco Port waterfront properties.

Closing arguments were on Wednesday, January 17, 2018.

48 Hills, the San Francisco and Bay Area’s independent, progressive news and culture site has an excellent summary of this court case.  You can read the article written by Michael Toren at this link.

 48hills Article

FOGG particularly wishes to thank Deputy City Attorney Christine Van Aken for her excellent defense of the voters of San Francisco.  She was factual, strong and thorough.

Judge Suzanne Ramos Bolanos is expected to hand down her decision shortly. 

We will let you know what the Judge rules.

FOGG Alert – January 9, 2018

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

State Lands Commission Lawsuit – 9th Update – Time Change to 1:30pm

We just received notification the lawsuit filed by the State Lands Commission (SLC) vs. the City of San Francisco concerning Proposition B, which begins Wednesday, January 10, 2018 has a start time change.

The trial will begin at 1:30pm instead of 9:30am as previously stated in our FOGG Alert of January 6, 2018.

The trial will still be held in the courtroom of Judge Suzanne Bolanos, Department 504, at the San Francisco Civil Courthouse located at 400 McAllister Street.

 

FOGG Alert – January 6, 2018

Saturday, January 6th, 2018

State Lands Commission Lawsuit – 8th Update – Trial Date Set

The court trial date for the lawsuit filed by the State Lands Commission (SLC) vs. the City of San Francisco concerning Proposition B, has been set for Wednesday, January 10, 2018.

You may recall that Proposition B, passed by the San Francisco voters in June, 2014 requires voter approval before a developer can exceed the present height limits on San Francisco Port waterfront properties.

The SLC is headed by Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, who is a candidate for California Governor.  The election is November 6, 2018.

The trial will begin at 930am in the courtroom of Judge Suzanne Bolanos, Department 504, at the San Francisco Civil Courthouse located at 400 McAllister Street.

The trial is expected to last two or three days.  Testimony is expected from several SF Port staff persons and other witnesses.

It will be interesting to see how long Lt. Governor Newsom intends to pursue this lawsuit against the voters of San Francisco.

FOGG will keep you updated as the trial progresses.