Friday, June 13, 2008

Daily Cal: Ruling in Stadium Suit Expected Wednesday

By Angelica Dongallo

The ruling in the suit over the campus' proposed athletic center near Memorial Stadium will be released on Wednesday, according to campus officials. Alameda County Judge Barbara Miller notified campus officials yesterday that she would be issuing her statement of decision on the case in five days.

 Construction plans for the stadium were halted when the city of Berkeley, the Panoramic Hill Association and the Save the Oaks Foundation filed a suit against the UC Board of Regents in December 2006 over proposed construction. The plaintiffs cited environmental concerns with the site of the proposed construction. Attorneys for the plaintiffs did not respond to calls for comment from The Daily Californian. Miller was scheduled to issue a ruling earlier this year, but arguments were extended after she requested supplementary expert testimony about the Hayward fault, which was heard in March.  Dan Mogulof, the campus' executive director of public affairs, said the campus is preparing a press conference for Wednesday after the ruling is released, whether or not Miller will rule in the campus' favor.   "We're prepared to deal with it no matter how it goes," he said.




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