On Wednesday, August 24, 2005, the California Supreme Court granted the petitions for review filed by the City of Long Beach and Developers Diversified Realty Corporation, the developer of the Queensway Bay Development Project in Long Beach. This action invalidates the opinion of the Court of Appeal in California Earth Corps v. California State Lands Commission (3rd Dist. 2005) 128 Cal.App. 4th 756. The court of appeal had ruled that the California State Lands Commission had only limited authority under Section 6307 of the Public Resources Code to exchange tidelands held in public trust for lands not held in public trust.
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