It's Official - Legal Action Against (Confusing and Intentionally Deceiving) Prop R -FILED!
December 11, 2006
David Hernandez San Fernando Valley Community Advocate and Ted Hayes City of Los Angeles Homeless Advocate begin legal action to overturn Proposition R.
WHO: David Hernandez SFV Community Advocate-Ted Hayes City of Los Angeles Homeless Advocate.
WHAT: Attorney representing David Hernandez and Ted Hayes file legal documents to challenge Proposition R.
WHEN: December 11, 2006
WHERE: Los Angeles, CA
David Hernandez a San Fernando Valley Advocate and Ted Hayes a Homeless Advocate in Los Angles have formally begun the legal challenge to Proposition R.
Hernandez who resides in Valley Village is represented by Councilman Jack Weiss who stands to gain an additional four years on the council should Prop. R remain in force.
Hayes who resides in Los Angeles is represented by Councilman Ed Reyes, who is also in a position to gain an extra term should Prop. R go unchallenged.
Attorney Candice E. Jackson of San Marino has filed the “Verified Petition For Writ of Mandate” in Los Angeles Superior court. The challenge is to the constitutionally of the proposition which combined two separate issues in one initiative.
City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo had previously advised the Council against combining the two issues on one initiative measure. Later the Superior court found the combining of two separate issues on one measure violated the state constitution, but the prior Petitioner withdrew his action following the November 7th election.
The named Respondents are the County of Los Angeles, and DOES 1 through 10, inclusive and the Los Angeles City Council and Does 11 through 30. will be served by close of business December 12th.
The case will be assigned to a Judge and the hearing should take place sixteen court days following the service of the parties. The parties will have to respond nine days prior to the hearing.
The measure takes on a twist local to the San Fernando Valley as the passage of the measure has made it possible for former L A City Councilman, and termed-out State Senator Richard Alacron , recently elected to the Sate Assembly, to file papers for a third term on the City Council.
The Legal challenge is being funded by grassroots contributions. A dinner- fundraiser is scheduled for December 13, 2006 at 7:PM at the Sea Food King Chinese Restaurant 20425 Sherman Way, Canoga Park, CA 91303. The guests will include David Hernandez, Ted Hayes and Attorney Candice E. Jackson.
Weekly updates will be issued and a press conference will be held the day of the hearing.