Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Legal Victory for SCF!

Great news from the LA Times:

South Los Angeles urban farmers scored their first victory in court Wednesday in their last-ditch effort to regain what used to be a lush community garden in a rough industrial area.

Judge Helen I. Bendix ruled that developer Ralph Horowitz could not exclude evidence about the deal he made with the city of Los Angeles in 2003.

The farmers' attorneys accuse the city and Horowitz of making a back-door deal to resell the land to Horowitz, a move they said violated their constitutional right of due process.

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If a jury rules in the farmers' favor, Horowitz's land would revert to the city, and officials could then decide whether to restore the gardens.