President’s Message - As the President of JAC, I welcome you to our site! A handful of local visionaries started this organization in 1988 and we’ve enjoyed dynamic leadership for many years.
In my last message I asked you to please get involved by giving, advocating or volunteering. I also said “Together, we can accomplish more than any one of us could alone.” On June 22nd as we prepared to update you on the legal challenges to the proposed casino project I was concerned that many of you might have given in to discouragement. I could not have been more mistaken!
Close to 350 of you showed up to hear our message and respond by encouraging the JAC board to continue to fight on.
It is deeply humbling to know how much this community cares about each other and how important our quality of life remains.
Your JAC board is committed to this fight and is dedicated to victory over greed!
There is a great deal of strength and power in unselfishly helping others and we appreciate your help!!!
JAC v. Stevens (Ninth Circuit No.1516021) - On Monday, JAC Attorney, Ken Williams, filed an urgent motion for injunction pending appeal that would’ve halted the construction until we are heard in court. Unfortunately, the next day the Court denied our motion in a one page Order.
The two-judge motions panel did not decide the merits of our argument. Instead they basically deferred the issues until the after the remaining briefs are filed later this month.
We’ve known all along this was a possibility because our case is on an expedited schedule. They will have to decide the same issues and merits presented by our motion later this month or next month. It is understandable (albeit disappointing) that they did not want to preempt their own review.
The Defendants’ answering briefs are due on July 14 and our reply will be due on or before July 28. We will keep you posted. In the meantime, KEEP THE FAITH and STAND UNITED!!!
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P.O. Box 1317
Jamul, CA 91935
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