Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Another Court Victory for Golf and Habitat at Alister MacKenzie’s Sharp Park

SAN FRANCISCO (August 20, 2015) – San Francisco’s plan to renovate the landmark Alister MacKenzie-designed Sharp Park Golf Course took another step forward today, with a favorable decision from the San Mateo County Superior Court.
Ruling in the case Wild Equity Institute vs. California Coastal Commission, San Mateo County Superior Court Judge George A. Miram denied a motion for preliminary injunction brought by golf foes to halt work on the Sharp Park Pump House Project.  The Coastal Commission in April 2015 granted a permit for the work at the 83-year-old golf links, located on the Pacific Coast at Pacifica, CA., a southern seaside suburb of San Francisco.
In denying Wild Equity’s motion for preliminary injunction, San Mateo Superior Court Judge Miram found that Wild Equity failed to show that it would likely prevail at trial, and also failed to show that it would suffer greater injury from denial of the injunction than the Coastal Commission, the City and County of San Francisco, and the public course golfers represented by San Francisco Public Golf Alliance would suffer from the granting of the motion.

The San Mateo Court’s ruling was the third court victory in 2015 for golf at Sharp Park:  in March and May, 2015, the Ninth U.S. Court of Appeals and the San Francisco Superior Court both rejected related legal challenges to golf at Sharp park, brought by Wild Equity and other groups.

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Submitted by Butch Larroche

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