Preliminary Injunction Granted For Measure 2P
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Ann Jones issued a preliminary injunction today on enjoining the enforcement of Measure 2P until a decision is reached pending a final hearing.
On April 29 Judge Jones set a final hearing date for Aug. 26 at 9:30 a.m. to review further briefings on the measure, a two-hour free Beverly Hills City-wide parking initiative proposed by local property owner G&L Realty.
Alleging it would increase a Parking Enterprise Fund deficit, the City Council fought the measure and attempted to ban it from the March ballot by suing in Superior Court. Judge Jones previously ruled the measure as unconstitutional as an improper imposition on administrative matters on Jan. 4, 2011. Three days later, on Jan. 7, 2011, the California Court of Appeal granted a temporary stay of the decision, blocking the decision and allowing for the presence of the measure on the ballot. Measure 2P passed by 68 percent when put on the ballot for City voters in last month’s election.
The Court of Appeal returned the lawsuit to the Superior Court in March. At a hearing on April 13, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Ann Jones denied the City of Beverly Hill’s request for a final judgment on Measure 2P or a temporary restraining order against Measure 2P.