Official Press Release

February 1, 2016 – A Los Angeles Superior Court Judge has ruled that records withheld from the public by the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission regarding the Ballona Wetlands Restoration Project must be disclosed under the California Public Records Act (CPRA). The case number is BS154128 and more information can be found at lacourt.org. Court filings can be found below:

Rulings of the Court:

The proposed statement of decision partially granting our Motion for Writ of Mandate can be found here.

10/29/2015 – The Court’s minute order granting our Motion to Compel Further Responses to Discovery can be found here.

Submitted Briefs:

Our Motion for Writ of Mandate to compel CPRA responses can be found here.

SMBRC’s Opposition to our Motion for Writ of Mandate can be found here.

Our Reply to SMBRC’s Opposition to our Motion for Writ of Mandate can be found here.


10/29/2015 – Our Motion to Compel Further Discovery Responses can be found here.

10/29/2015 – SMBRC’s Opposition to our Motion to Compel Further Discovery Responses can be found here.

10/29/2015 – Our Reply to SMBRC’s Opposition to our Motion to Compel Further Discovery Responses can be found here.

Discovery Documents:

05/19/2015 – The Deposition of SMBRC’s current Executive Director can be found here.

07/10/2015 – The Deposition of SMBRC’s former Executive Director can be found here.

08/10/2015 – The Deposition of SMBRC’s Director of Watershed Programs can be found here.

08/17/2015 – The Deposition of SMBRC’s Deputy Director can be found here.

08/17/2015 – The Deposition of SMBRC’s Administrative Director can be found here.

08/19/2015 – The Deposition of SMBRC’s Director of Government Affairs can be found here.

11/18/2015 – SMBRCs Revised Responses to BWLT’s 2nd Request for Admissions can be found here.

Declarations:

The Declaration of SMBRC’s Administrative Director can be found here.

Original Complaint:

02/11/2015 – Our verified petition can be found here.

Explanation of SMBRC’s multiple, contradictory answers regarding whether Karina Johnston was ever the SMBRC’s Director of Watershed Programs can be found here.