Summary: An environmental lawsuit regarding the approval of the road connection from Phyllis Place in Serra Mesa to Civita in Mission Valley was filed on November 27, 2017. The “Save Civita Because Sudberry Won’t” group, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, is suing to protect public safety and the quality of life in Civita and Serra Mesa. There are Serra Mesa residents on this group’s board, who will represent Serra Mesa’s interests.
Lawsuit Timeline Update: City reviews and certifies the Administrative Record by December 31, 2018; City files answer to petition in January; Petitioner (Save Civita Because Sudberry Won’t) files brief in February; City’s response due in March; Petitioner’s reply brief due in April; hearing before judge scheduled on April 23, 2019. The judge will decide on the merits of the case. It’s assumed that the dates could change if there are extenuating circumstances.
Here’s a description from the Internet of “Answer to the Petition”: Once a defendant has received a summons and petition, he is required to file an “answer” to the petition with the court. In the answer, the defendant tells the court his side of the story, and why he does not agree with certain facts in the legal petition.
Lawsuit Fees: Funds are needed for the lawsuit. If you have concerns about the road connection, please consider donating to this cause. Donation information is available here or checks can be addressed to Save Civita and mailed to PO Box 23315, San Diego, CA 92193.