Alameda Superior Court Judge Frank Roesch granted Jennifer Lin, et al an injunction this afternoon stopping City Council from taking any action regarding the Oak Grove referendum. This order came despite the claims yesterday by Ayala's attorney that the judge would not do so.
In granting the injunction the judge agreed with the claim that plaintiff (Lin et all) would be harmed by City Council action while the city and Ayala et al would not suffer harm by waiting for the February 22 hearing. If that hearing is favorable to the defendents, then they can still proceed to put the referendum petition on the ballot.
Furthermore, in granting the injunction the judge agrees that plaintiffs have a reasonable chance at prevailing.