Dog Park Litigation, Suit # C 567251

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Section: C, Caddo District Court
The Timeline

Too many issues have been discussed in this controversy based on inaccurate factual dates and opinions. This is an attempt to codify facts. Any corrections are appreciated.
THIS WILL BE UPDATED!

Relevant dates regarding:
Suit Number: C 567251, Section: C, Caddo District Court
KEITH, CYNTHIA ETAL : Plaintiff
versus
Glover, CEDRIC ETAL : Defendant
Jan, 2007 Original Dog Park Petition by Julianna Haufpauir
June 26, 2008 Red River Master Plan Open House- The revised Riverfront Master Plan indicates the public’s request for a dog park
Jan, 2009 Clyde Fant Parkway Recreation Plan- Included in the Highlighted Recommendations, the creation of a dog park in Veteran’s Park on the riverfront is included.
May, 2009 SPAR draws up plans and costs for Veteran’s Park Dog Park
June, 2009 Public request for public input and Voting for Basic or Better Dog Park Design (Stage 4 of 7, Stage 5 is finalize the dog Park plan, Stage 7 is Grand Opening)
April, 2010 SPAR Meets with SDPA reps, SPAR suggests Hamel Memorial Park due to size and ability to grow if needed.
Dec, 2010 Hamel Memorial Park map and cost estimates for 8.7 acres are drawn up, revisions follow
July 12, 2011 Ordinance #71 of 2011 allowing off –leash dog parks passed by City Council
Aug 1, 2011 Submitted official application for Hamel Memorial Dog Park as site of dog park, revised map showing 7.5 acres approved
Sept 13, 2011 Passage by City Council of preferred site at Hamel Memorial Park 05/07/2013 – Caddo Clerk Record: C 567251 Motion to quash filed by defendant called for argument, argued, submitted and court ordered granted. Exception of no cause of action filed by Cedric Glover , individually called for argument, argued, submitted and court ordered granted. Exception of no cause of action filed by Mayor Glover, in his official capacity as Mayor called for argument, argued, submitted and court ordered deferred until ruling on mandamus. Writ of mandamus filed by plaintiff called for argument, argued, submitted and court ordered taken under advisement. Ruling is set for May 16, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. (Judge L. Emanuel)(Anita Cox)
June, 2012 Red River Waterway Commission grants $280,000 in funding at the request of Caddo Parish to be gifted to the city to build the dog park
June, 2012 Petition for Mayor to accept $280,000 from Red River Waterway Commission
Sept 26, 2012 City Council unanimously votes to accept RRWC funding Resolution 133: The resolution “required” Mayor Glover to enter into a cooperative endeavor agreement with the Red River Waterway Commission to fund the Hamel’s Park off-leash area. The resolution “required” Mayor Glover to enter into a cooperative endeavor agreement with the Red River Waterway Commission to fund the Hamel’s Park off-leash area.
Oct 4, 2012 Mayor vetoes Resolution 133 of City Council
Oct 9, 2012 The resolution “required” Mayor Glover to enter into a cooperative endeavor agreement with the Red River Waterway Commission to fund the Hamel’s Park off-leash area. City Council unanimously votes to override veto – issues mayor a request to sign or send a formal letter stating reasons for denial by Oct 23 2012.
March 28, 2013 Writ of Mandamus Lawsuit filed against Mayor Cedric Glover for refusal to sign cooperative agreement
05/08/2013 – Caddo Clerk Record: C 567251
Answers to respondent’s first supplemental request for production filed May 7, 2013 by Cynthia Keith.

05/08/2013 – Caddo Clerk Record: C 567251
Opposition to motion to quash filed May 7, 2013 by Cynthia Keith.

05/08/2013 – Caddo Clerk Record: C 567251
Opposition to peremptory exception-no cause of action filed May 7, 2013 by Cynthia Keith.

05/08/2013 – Caddo Clerk Record: C 567251
Joint stipulations filed May 2, 2013.

05/09/2013 – Caddo Clerk Record: C 567251
Motion to quash filed May 6, 2013 by Cedric B. Glover with order setting hearing on May 7, 2013.

05/16/2013 – Caddo Clerk Record: C 567251
Supplemental opposition to petition for writ of mandamus filed May 14, 2013 by Cedric B. Glover.

05/16/2013 – Caddo Clerk Record: C 567251
Writ of mandamus filed by plaintiff called for ruling, court ordered granted as dictated to the court reporter. (Judge L. Emanuel)(Erica Williams) Judge Leon Emanuel rules Mayor must sign agreement.
The deadlines for the Mayor to provide evidence of complying with the Judge’s order (June 21) and the court date for a contempt hearing, if he doesn’t comply (June 26), have been postponed by the District Court until July 8, 2013, or unless and until the Second Circuit Court of Appeal stays execution of the lower court’s judgment, postponed again until July 22 2013

05/17/2013 – Caddo Clerk Record: C 567251
Faxed response to supplemental opposition and related matters filed May 15, 2013 by Cynthia Keith.

05/20/2013 – Caddo Clerk Record: C 567251
Opinion filed May 16, 2013.

05/21/2013 – Caddo Clerk Record: C 567251
Response to supplemental opposition and related matters filed May 16, 2013 by Cynthia Keith.

06/20/2013 – Caddo Clerk Record: C 567251
Judgment read, signed and filed May 30, 2013.*

06/20/2013 – Caddo Clerk Record: C 567251
Judgment on exception of no cause of action filed May 30, 2013.

06/21/2013 – Caddo Clerk Record: C 567251
Motion to stay proceedings filed june 17, 2013 by Cedric B. Glover as duly elected Mayor of the City of Shreveport with order granting stay until july 8, 2013 unless and until otherwise stayed by Court of Appeal, Second Circuit.

06/24/2013 – Caddo Clerk Record: C 567251
Notice of intent to file writ application filed june 17, 2013 by defendants.

06/24/2013 – Motion for suspensive appeal filed june 17, 2013 by defendant (see order).

06/28/2013 – Caddo Clerk Record: C 567251
Motion for extension of the return date filed june 26, 2013 by Cedric B. Glover, as duly elected Mayor of the City of Shreveport with order granting extension until july 22, 2013.

07/02/2013 – Caddo Clerk Record: C 567251
Judgment on exception read, signed and filed june 26, 2013.

07/02/2013 Judgment on motion to quash read, signed and filed May 30, 2013.

July 17, 2013 – Mayor has Town Hall Meeting at Fertita’s Deli. Mayor feeds all participants perhaps at city expense to promote Princess Park option for relocating dog park.

July 22, 2013 – Writ of Review filed by Mayor

July 22, 2013 – Deadline for filing writ of review application with the Second Circuit Court of Appeal. Mayor Glover can ask the Court to have three judges review the District Court writ of mandamus ruling, which ordered Cedric B. Glover to enforce City Council resolution 133 of 2012. That resolution was vetoed and became law by a unanimous vote to override the veto;

July 24, 2013 – Rule Nisi filed urging enforcement of the mandamus and a hearing on contempt for non-compliance with the judgment of the court.

07/30/2013 – Caddo Clerk Record: C 567251
Memorandum in opposition to rule nisi filed july 26, 2013 by Cedric B. Glover.

* The deadlines for the Mayor to provide evidence of complying with the Judge’s order (June 21) and the court date for a contempt hearing, if he doesn’t comply (June 26), have been postponed by the District Court until July 8, 2013, or unless and until the Second Circuit Court of Appeal stays execution of the lower court’s judgment, postponed again until July 22 2013.

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