A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has awarded $50,000 in attorney's fees to legal counsel representing residents and taxpayers opposed to a Los Angeles County redevelopment plan for this unincorporated area.
Last week's ruling by Superior Court Judge Norman Dowds comes after the county Community Development Commission's decision to drop its appeal of a court ruling that halted redevelopment of a roughly 10-block area of Bassett.
The county spent more than two years devising a redevelopment plan for a 257-acre project. But in April, 1984, Dowds ruled that the county did not comply with the state redevelopment law requiring the election of an advisory committee that included people living within the project area.
Residents opposed to the project feared that the commission would use its power of eminent domain to force them to sell their homes.