9:45 a.m., July 28
Judgment Finalized In Legal Battle Over Golden Hill Maintenance Assessment District
The judgment is final. Now, a group of residents in Golden Hill and South Park — who have spent more than four years fighting the formation of the Greater Golden Hill Maintenance Assessment District — can rest, knowing the district will be dissolved.
Yesterday, the clerk for the San Diego County Superior Court filed a decision from judge Richard Whitney that found the assessment district to be "invalid."
The Golden Hill Neighborhood Association filed the lawsuit back in August 2007. The suit claimed the city tilted the ballot results in its favor by placing more weight on open-space land. The group's lawsuit didn't stop there. The group also accused the Golden Hill Community Development Corporation of mismanaging funds.
The amount of refunds to be issued has not been determined. An attorney for the resident's group plans to file a motion soon.
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- Watchdog group questions the legality of maintenance assessment districts in a new lawsuit against the City of San Diego — Sept. 27, 2012
- Will Golden Hill Residents Have to Pay for Their Now-Defunct Maintenance Assessment District? — March 17, 2012
- Golden Hill Residents Aren't MAD Anymore — Sept. 22, 2011