The city of Encinitas has hired outside counsel to defend itself against a suit brought by the Building Industry Association of San Diego challenging the city's amended policies for enforcing the state's density bonus law.This will be very welcome news for Encinitas residents who viewed the assignment of Glenn Sabine as a sign that the city was not interested in vigorously defending the suit.
Encinitas has brought Goldfarb and Lipman LLP, which is based in the Bay Area and has a San Diego office, to defend against the suit, according to a substitution of attorney filing earlier this week.
The attorneys listed from Goldfard and Lipman as representing the city were Barbara Kautz and Celia Lee.
Previously, City Attorney Glenn Sabine had represented Encinitas in defending against the complaint filed last fall.
Thursday, February 5, 2015
City hires outside attorneys to defend Building Industry Association lawsuit over density bonus
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