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City of Santa Ana
Wednesday December 7th, 2011 :: 04:19 p.m. PST


The Fourth District Court of Appeal Issues an Opinion In favor Of the City’s Action In 2010

On December 2, 2011, the Fourth District Court of Appeals issued an opinion that upheld the City's actions from 2010 that amended the One Broadway Plaza project.

In August 2010, the City Council had revised certain requirements for the project in an effort to spur growth, encourage investment and create jobs. However, the Coalition for Accountable Government Ethics (CAGE) challenged this decision, saying that it required the approval of voters.

Friday’s decision proved the court disagreed with CAGE. "The City's contention has merit," wrote Justice Kathleen O'Leary in the unanimous decision.

The City Council approved the One Broadway Plaza project in 2004. The project was reaffirmed by 56.6% of Santa Ana voters in 2005.

At 37 stories, One Broadway Plaza would be the tallest building in Orange County. It is estimated to create 2,900 jobs and pump $150 million into the local economy.

Mayor Miguel Pulido hailed Friday's opinion. "The City Council took bold steps to create opportunity and jobs - and the voters have agreed. It's gratifying that the Court of Appeal upheld these efforts."

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