The Gaviota Coast Conservancy (GCC)—in its fight against the proposed Ballantyne mega mansion—was granted an additional $25,000 in compensated attorneys’ fees on 7/27 in Superior Court. The conservancy had originally asked for $78,000. Santa Barbara County supervisors approved the Ballantyne plan for a 13,333-square-foot home on the Gaviota Coast in 2008, prompting the GCC to petition the decision. In April 2009, the court overturned the county’s approval for the mega-home, and in August of that year awarded the GCC nearly $150,000 in attorney fees. Appeals pushed the case to the end of June 2010, and the latest round of recouped fees was approved because of that extension.
Group Reimbursed for Fighting Ballantyne Mansion
Thursday, July 29, 2010
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