City of Lake Elsinore, a California general law city vs. Michael Cohen, in his official capacity as Director of the California Department of Finance

Case No.: 34-2017-80002762-CU-WM-GDS     Track Rulings In Case

SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA

COUNTY OF SACRAMENTO

DATE/TIME June 7, 2019, 11:00 a.m. DEPT. NO 25 JUDGE HON. LAURIE M. EARL CLERK D. BEAROR

CITY OF LAKE ELSINORE, et al., Case No.: 34-2017-80002762

Petitioners,

v.

MICHAEL J. COHEN, et al.,

Respondents.

Nature of Proceedings: PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDATE

Following is the court’s tentative ruling granting the petition for writ of mandate.

INTRODUCTION

This case is another in a long line of cases arising out of what is frequently referred to as the “great dissolution” of California’s nearly 400 redevelopment agencies. Petitioner is the City of Lake Elsinore, both in its own capacity and as the Successor Agency to the now dissolved Redevelopment Agency of the City of Lake Elsinore (“RDA”). Years before it dissolved, the RDA transferred or loaned money from its Low and Moderate Income........