AFOG Wins Lawsuit Against CUSD – Forces CUSD to abide by Environmental and ADA Laws

Cabrillo Unified School District (CUSD) in Half Moon Bay attempted to do a major construction project with no public notice, no Coastal Development Permit (CDP), a California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) exemption and not notifying the Division of the State Architect (DSA) of their project.  DSA is a state agency that is responsible for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and safety compliance for all public school projects.  The project would have violated environmental laws and the ADA.  After AFOG learned about the project on their own, a group of AFOG members attempted to work with CUSD to get them to follow the laws and to mitigate some of the negative impacts that the project would have had on the community.  With no success, the AFOG members sued CUSD to challenge the CEQA Exemption that CUSD had given themselves.  AFOG’s lawsuit was successful in forcing CUSD to abide by ADA law, CEQA and the Coastal Act.  

In fact, during the hearing, San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Marie S. Weiner told the CUSD attorney that their testimony sounded like a case of CYA.  Judge Weiner then ruled that AFOG was the catalyst for CUSD changing their actions and ordered CUSD to reimburse AFOG’s attorney fees.




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