|CUSD Pays the Price For Disregarding The Law|
Recall last summer when John Charles Ullom and AFOG were taking a lot of heat here on Talkabout and in the Review for their opposition to theSchool Board and The City's unwillingness to follow the law with regard to the repairs on the high school football stadium. Remember the School District decided to postpone the project after JCU published a series of damming E mails. Well, the school district was also forced to pay AFOG's legal fees according to this press release issued today.
"The Cabrillo Unified School District (CUSD) in Half Moon Bay will have to reimburse j fees of over $41,000 to Advocates For Open Government (AFOG), in response to a decision by San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Marie S. Weiner.
Judge Weiner’s decision was handed down on December 18, 2014. She found that a lawsuit by AFOG, challenging the failure of the District to follow the California Environmental Quality Act (or CEQA), resulted in significant public benefits, because that lawsuit forced the District to follow the state’s environmental review law. The District was proposing to carry out a major track and field project at Half Moon Bay High School without complying with CEQA, and without making legally required provisions for persons with physical disabilities.,"