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2022 California Rules of Court

Rule 3.2240. Trial Court Costs in Oakland Ballpark and Inglewood Arena Projects

In fulfillment of the provisions in Public Resources Code sections 21168.6.7 and 21168.6.8 regarding payment of trial court costs with respect to cases concerning certain streamlined CEQA projects:

(1)  Within 10 days after service of the petition or complaint in a case concerning an Oakland ballpark project or an Inglewood arena project, the person or entity that applied for certification of the project as a streamlined CEQA project must pay a fee of $120,000 to the court.

(2)  If the court incurs the costs of any special master appointed by the court in the case or of any contract personnel retained by the court to work on the case, the person or entity that applied for certification of the project must also pay, within 10 days of being ordered by the court, those incurred or estimated costs.

(3)  If the party fails to timely pay the fee or costs specified in this rule, the court may impose sanctions that the court finds appropriate after notifying the party and providing the party with an opportunity to pay the required fee or costs.

(4)  Any fee or cost paid under this rule is not recoverable.

Rule 3.2240 adopted effective March 11, 2022.

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