A resident who sued over a City Council decision to allow The First Chinese Baptist Church to move to a vacant school site has agreed to settle the suit, city officials said this week.
City Atty. Alan R. Burns said the terms of the settlement have been agreed upon by resident S. Alex Gilbert as well as church officials.
The council approved the settlement Tuesday in closed session.
Mayor John Collins called the settlement agreement "beneficial for all of the parties."
"I'm glad it's finished and it gives the church the ability to build on their land," Collins said. "The final project will be a very positive addition to the community."
Gilbert filed a lawsuit in early July following a ruling by the council June 7 to allow the church to operate at the former private school site, 16815 Brookhurst St.