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El Monte : $15-Million Suit Filed

May 22, 1986

A woman who says that a new city noise ordinance forced her out of business has filed a $15-million lawsuit against the city of El Monte and Councilman Stanley Quintana, who introduced the ordinance.

Jacqueline S. Sherlin contends in a suit filed in Pasadena Superior Court that the ordinance violated her rights and forced her to close J. D. Plating, a metal plating firm she owned, in October. Quintana, who lives next to Sherlin's former business, sponsored the noise ordinance, which prohibits all-night business operations in industrial zones if they produce sounds that disturb residents.

Sherlin said she had to close her business, which depended on night deliveries, because of the ordinance. She is an attorney and the lawsuit, filed in mid-April, is the most recent in a series of legal actions that began last March when Sherlin moved her firm to 1841 Tyler Ave., in an area zoned for industry that abuts Quintana's home and his barrel-making business.

For the Record
Los Angeles Times Sunday May 25, 1986 Home Edition San Gabriel Valley Part 9 Page 3 Column 1 Zones Desk 3 inches; 75 words Type of Material: Correction
Jacqueline S. Sherlin has filed a $15-million suit against South El Monte, claiming that the city forced her out of business when it passed an ordinance that prohibits all-night business operations in industrial zones if they produce sounds that disturb residents. The suit also names Councilman Stanley Quintana, who introduced the ordinance and lives next door to J. D. Plating, a metal-plating firm operated by Sherlin until last October. A story in Thursday's San Gabriel Valley section incorrectly identified the city as El Monte.

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