Amount of Lawsuit: $34.4 million

Plaintiff Attorney: Richard Close

Filed: August 2nd 2007

Rohnert Park is being sued by the owners of Rancho Verde Mobile Home Park, Florida-based Sunset Strip Corporation and California-based Indian Springs, Ltd., the action seeks $34.4 million in damages.

Rohnert Park denied the owners’ application for subdivision, calling it inconsistent with the city’s general plan, particularly the section dealing with the need for affordable housing. Stated secondary reasons for the denial include a plan to replace single-wide homes with double-wides, allegedly reducing the amount of permeable surface needed to absorb storm water runoff. There was also a dispute over the sort of map required for the application. View PDF

Further Reading:
Press Democrat Article 6-23-07
Sonoma News Article 8-20-07
The Community Voice 8-13-07


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