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Judge Rules In Favor Of Wagon Wheel

Wagon Wheel residents won the first round of a court battle today.A judge in Sacramento approved a temporary restraining order.Attorney Barbara Macri-Ortiz says the judge granted the petitioners’ request to stop the transfer of redevelopment money from the city of Oxnard to the state of California.Macri-Ortiz says the Department of Finance made a mistake legally and factually.The money was approved in 2010, before California closed redevelopment agencies in order to close the state’s budget gap. The money is supposed to help build low income housing that is reportedly shovel ready.Wagon Wheel residents agreed to move years ago, in return they could rent low income apartments in the project.Some moved away, but many saved money over the years by staying put in affordable spaces.But they say their mobile homes lost value by being in limbo for so long.The funding issue will be argued in court later this month.Share your comments about this story with us on the KEY News Facebook page. Connect with KEY News on Twitter

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