Court tells citizens group time is running out on its appeal Comments on Stories, posted by Editor, Pleasanton Weekly Online, on Aug 12, 2008 at 5:06 pm
The state Court of Appeal has sent an advisory note to the law firm representing the Save Pleasanton's Hills coalition that time is running out on filing a brief in its appeal of a Superior Court ruling that nullified the organization's signature-gathering effort to overturn a Pleasanton City Council decision.
Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, August 12, 2008, 10:28 AM
Posted by frank, a resident of the Pleasanton Heights neighborhood, on Aug 13, 2008 at 9:08 pm
What LeGras failed to articulate is that the opening brief was due July 5 originally. At that time appellant requested a delay and the new date was set to August 5. Now that time has passed and the court issued its cancellation of the appeal as of August 25.
If purposely delaying, why are the appellants doing so? LeGras seems to imply because they are a busy law firm. Believe that?
There are most likely two scenarios. The appellants are going to let the appeal die. Alternatively, they are purposely delaying the appeal for political purposes. Perhaps they want it to be alive and still in play during the election. They don't want any ruling prior to the general election.
So, either they are packing it in, or they are playing politics with it.