Palo Alto to appeal court order

City Council votes to challenge December ruling from Santa Clara County Superior Court

by Gennady Sheyner / Palo Alto Weekly

Palo Alto will appeal a recent court ruling in which a judge overturned the city’s decision to allow the closure of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park.

The City Council voted unanimously in a closed session on Jan. 9 to file the appeal. City Attorney Molly Stump said the appeal would be filed early Friday.

The city is challenging a Dec. 21 ruling from Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Brian Walsh, who reversed the council’s 2015 decision to approve the closure application from the Jisser family, which owns the mobile-home park off El Camino Real. The council’s 2015 vote came several months after Administrative Officer Craig Labadie reached his own decision on the closure application and deemed it to be complete.

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