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r—] <br />RESOLUTION NO. 86 -17 <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br />OF NEWPORT BEACH OPPOSING ASSEMBLY BILL 2994 <br />AUTHORIZING THE TRANSFER OF LITIGATION <br />CHALLENGING CERTAIN LAND USE DECISIONS BY A <br />LOCAL ENTITY TO A COUNTY OTHER THAN THE ONE IN <br />WHICH THE LOCAL AGENCY IS SITUATED <br />WHEREAS, the provisions of state law currently require <br />litigation challenging land use decisions of public entities to <br />be filed and tried in the county in which the public is located; <br />and <br />WHEREAS, Assembly Bill 2994 (Costa) would change this <br />law by requiring the transfer of any action challenging certain <br />land use decisions of public entities to a county other than the <br />one in which the public entity is located; and <br />WHEREAS, Assembly Bill 2994 would substantially increase <br />the cost and expenses incurred by public entities in defending <br />their land use decisions and increase the work time lost by <br />public employees required to travel to other counties to testify <br />in such litigation; and <br />WHEREAS, Assembly Bill 2994 creates a dangerous <br />precedent, and could eventually result in laws which require all <br />cases challenging public entity decisions to be transferred to <br />counties other than the one in which they are located. <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the City Council of <br />the City of Newport Beach hereby expresses its opposition to <br />Assembly Bill 2994 and asks members of the State Legislature to <br />defeat this legislation. <br />A,,T�%TTE�E /jST: <br />e� <br />City Clerk <br />ADOPTED this 24th <br />