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Elysian Heights Residents Association, Inc. v. City of Los Angeles
California Court of Appeal
182 Cal. App. 3d 21, 227 Cal. Rptr. 226 (1986)
The City of Los Angeles (the city) (defendant) issued a building permit to Morton Park Associates (Morton) for the construction of a three-story, 45-unit apartment complex. Morton’s building permit was consistent with the zoning ordinances of the city, but it was not in conformity with the general plan. Elysian Heights Residents Association, Inc. (Elysian) (plaintiff) petitioned for administrative mandamus in superior court, seeking revocation of the permit issued to Morton. The superior court denied the petition, and Elysian appealed. Elysian argued that for building permits to be validly issued, they must be consistent with a municipality’s general plan.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Compton, J.)
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