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Parthenia Eldercare Facility Case Update – No Decision Yet From Judge
On Friday, March 27 Attorney Irene Boyd appeared on behalf of the SFHOA along with counsel for the City and for the Petitioner in the case of Selan v. City of Los Angeles. Because this is an appeal from an administrative agency’s ruling, Mr. Selan has asked that the court issue a “Writ of Mandamus” which is an order that the agencies do something – in this case, he has asked that the Area Planning Commission’s decision be thrown out and that the Zoning Administrator’s decision granting his request to build a 112 unit, 65,000+ square foot eldercare facility on his property reinstated.
Both the City and the SFHOA have opposed this request. A very substantial number of legal documents have been filed in this matter by Mr. Selan’s attorney, all of which the City and the SFHOA have had to respond to and all of which the court has to review.
On Friday, all three parties presented their oral arguments to the judge . Although called a trial, the procedure for writs does not allow for a jury or evidence other than that which was before the last reviewing agency so there were no witnesses – just arguments by the attorneys. These lasted over three hours, at the end of which the judge took the matter “under advisement,” which means she will make her decision in the matter sometime “later.”
At this point we do not know when the ruling will be issued, but we will post it here as soon as it is received.
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