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Cormier v. County of San Luis Obispo

207 Cal. Rptr. 880 (1984)

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Cormier v. County of San Luis Obispo

California Court of Appeal

207 Cal. Rptr. 880 (1984)

Facts

In 1977, Cormier (plaintiff) purchased a seven-acre parcel of property near the interchange of U.S. Highway 101 and Thompson Road in the County of San Luis Obispo (the county) (defendant) in California. When purchased, the property was zoned as a C-1-D classification, which was a highway commercial classification. Cormier planned to build a motel and restaurant on the property. Later that same year, Cormier learned that the county planned to rezone the property to a rural-residential classification, which would limit development to homes or a restaurant. Cormier objected to the proposed changes. In 1980, the county conducted hearings on the proposed zoning changes and subsequently formally adopted those changes. Cormier filed a lawsuit in state court challenging the rezoning of his property. The trial court ruled that the new zoning ordinance was constitutionally valid because the county did not act arbitrarily or unreasonably in adopting the ordinance. Cormier appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Gilbert, J.)

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