RICHMOND DEVELOPMENT CO. VS. CITY OF RICHMOND

Case No.: MSN17-2188    

HEARING ON MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION

FILED BY RICHMOND DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, et al.

* TENTATIVE RULING: *

Petitioners and plaintiffs (hereinafter, for convenience, “plaintiffs”) move for a preliminary injunction restraining respondents and defendants (hereinafter “defendants”) from enforcing a moratorium on the approval of new land uses in what is known as Change Area 12 of the City of Richmond while the City pursues a General Plan Amendment to change the land use designation for that area from its current designation of Low Intensity Business/Light Industrial to Open Space, Parks and Recreation, Agriculture, Public Cultural and Institutional (hereinafter “Open Space”).

Plaintiffs are property owners in Change Area 12. Some of them have pending development applications. Plaintiffs claim the City’s adoption of the moratorium and pursuit of the General Plan Amendment should be enjoined under the Political Reform Act bec........