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Sunnyvale neighbors to appeal court’s decisions in Raynor lawsuit


By Alia Wilson Nov. 5, 2014

Fight ‘not over’ president Tim Dietrich says. Despite losing its lawsuit, a group of Sunnyvale residents fighting to restore public access to Raynor Park is not done fighting yet. The group is appealing the court’s rulings in favor of the city.

According to the group, the city claimed that the public did not petition the city properly, despite residents bringing up issues the CEQA law covers. The judge concurred with the city, that asking questions about the law, such as impacts on the environment and traffic was not enough, and that members of the public must actually state, by name, that the city was violating the CEQA.

CLICK HERE for the full San Jose Mercury My Town article.

Neighbors raise funds for Save Raynor Park lawsuit legal fees


By Alia Wilson Sunnyvale Sun

A group of Sunnyvale residents fighting to restore public access to Raynor Park has raised almost enough money to cover all of its legal fees, but the battle is not yet over. Save Sunnyvale Parks & Schools, Inc. filed a lawsuit against the city in January over the sale of the Raynor Activity Center, alleging the sale agreement violates both California’s Public Parks Preservation Act and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

According to the lawsuit–filed in Santa Clara County Superior Court–the city approved the sale without having determined whether an environmental impact report is required by CEQA, and violated the Public Park Preservation Act by selling available parkland without the intent to replace it.

CLICK HERE for the full San Jose Mercury News article.

Save Raynor – Heading into court on April 25th, 9am


Courtesy Tappan Merrick

Thank you for signing our Save Raynor Petition. CLICK HERE for the petition.

It’s really happening: We are heading into California Superior court in San Jose on April 25th, 9am to stop our public land at Raynor Park from being sold to a private entity.

Our legal team is doing final preparations — preparing to go before California state judge, Hon. Joseph Huber to argue that the City of Sunnyvale is subject to California law of Park Preservation Act of 1971. See more details here: http://www.savesunnyvaleparks.com/causes/save-raynor-park/

We still find it baffling and outrageous that we’re arguing this demurrer. As you are aware that we had filed a lawsuit against the City of Sunnyvale, under the California laws of Park Preservation Act and Environmental Protection Act to stop selling our precious park land in the heart of Silicon Valley. Continue reading