I know everyone is anxiously awaiting the news. Here is what we have to report.
The Court, in the lawsuit against the DPHP over the recent slip fee increase, had a hearing on Preliminary Injunction Friday. Unfortunately, the Judge would not issue the injunction at this time. She wants to see more evidence of the county's history on limits to slip fee increases, evidence that needs to be obtained from the County. Dana Point Boaters Association is working on acquiring the evidence which is needed.
The fight is not over. The Judge did find that boaters have the right to sue the DPHP for violation of the lease and county rules, which is very important; the DPHP can't short circuit the lawsuit by claiming boaters don't have standing to sue, which is what the DPHP hoped to do. It's going to take longer, and it means we need to step up with contributions for the legal cost for the lawsuit which will now drag out for at least some months.
We wish we could have secured a preliminary injunction, but we aren’t dead in the water. We will keep up the fight on your behalf.