SKY POSTERS INC VS CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Sky Posters, Inc. v. California Department of Transportation, et al., BS173417

Tentative decision on writ of mandate: granted in part

Petitioner Sky Posters, Inc. (“Sky Posters”) petitions the court for a writ of mandate directing Respondents California Department of Transportation (“Caltrans”) to set aside its decision that Sky Posters illegally placed two advertising displays on the walls of the building at 9800 La Cienega Boulevard, Inglewood (“Property”).

The court has read and considered the moving papers, opposition, and reply,[1] and renders the following tentative decision.

A. Statement of the Case

1. Petition

Petitioner Sky Posters commenced this proceeding on April 30, 2018, alleging a cause of action for administrative mandamus. The Petition alleges in pertinent part as follows.

In August 2010, Sky Posters applied to Caltrans for redevelopment display permits for the Prope........