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.
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 Timeline Update 12-18-2019:
Time Changed to 1:30 p.m. for Freeway Connector Court Hearing on January 23rd.
Lawsuit Timeline Update 12-10-2019:
Time Changed to 1:30 p.m. for Freeway Connector Court Hearing on January 16th.
Lawsuit Timeline Update 12-07-2019:
Time Changed to 9:00 a.m. for Freeway Connector Court Hearing this Thursday, December 12th
Time is changed from 1:30 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. at San Diego Superior Court, Hall of Justice, 330 W Broadway, Dept 73. Judge Joel Wohfeil presiding. This hearing is open to the public, you can attend.
Lawsuit Timeline Update 9-04-2019:
The court date for the Save Civita Because Sudberry Won’t trial has been moved to December 5th, 2019.
Lawsuit Timeline Update 5-11-2019:
The trial did not occur on the originally schedule date of April 23, 2019. Judge Joel Wohlfeil moved the Save Civita Because Sudberry Won’t trial to Thursday, September 19, at 1:30 p.m. because the parties needed more time to finish the administrative record.
The new Briefing and Hearing Schedule is as follows:
Petitioner (Save Civita) provides the City of San Diego with the draft Amended Administrative Record (AR) on or before May 10, 2019.
The City reviews and certifies the Amended AR on or before May 31, 2019.
Petitioner’s Opening Brief will be filed and served on or before July 5, 2019.
The City’s Response Brief will be filed and served on or before August 5, 2019.
Petitioner’s Reply Brief will be filed and served on or before August 26, 2019.
The writ hearing shall take place on September 19, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. in Department 73.
The complaint was filed on November 27, 2017.
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.