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Boelts v. Lake Forest, City of

Citation: 35 ELR 20048
No. No. G033549, (Cal. App. 4th Dist., 02/24/2005)

A California appellate court affirmed a lower court decision invalidating an amendment to a redevelopment plan due to insufficient evidence of blight. The amendment was proposed 14 years after the initial plan was adopted. The trial court properly found that the requirement of a blight finding to support the amendment was indeed warranted. And although California Community Redevelopment Law §33368 gives preclusive effect to an original blight finding to establish a redevelopment plan, it does not bar judicial review of blight findings attacking subsequent amendments to redevelopment plans.