California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) Sues Huntington Park to Keep Its Traffic Problem
On October 18, 2016, the Huntington Park (Los Angeles) City Council voted 4 to 1 to enact a moratorium on establishing new charter schools in its 3-square-mile jurisdiction. The tiny area is already home to 30 schools (12 charters); so many schools in the limited area are posing problems for Huntington Park, including traffic congestion.
Note that it isn’t the number of traditional public schools that is expanding; it’s the number of charter schools.
Note also that 30 schools in 3 square miles equals an average of ten schools in a single square mile.
The Huntington Park city council’s decision to put the establishment of future charter schools on hold for a year was met with displeasure by the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA).
So, it should come as little surprise that on November 01, 2016, CCSA decided to sue Huntington Park in an attempt to prevent the moratorium.
Interestingly, the CCSA’s central argument is that CCSA provided “unrefuted expert evidence demonstrating that the moratorium would displace charter school development, along with their resulting ‘vehicle circulation, parking, and noise’… to neighboring communities.
In other words, CCSA wants California’s Superior Court to tell Huntington Park that it will just have to put up with as much traffic and noise as can be packed within its 3-square-mile boundary via the establishment of as many charter schools as CCSA cares to push onto Huntington Park.
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