Petition for Writ of Certiorari to Review Quasi-Judicial Action of Agencies, Boards and Commissions of Local Government : ZONING- – jurisdiction – certiorari  review is not proper to review the issue of whether or not a development order is inconsistent with the comprehensive plan- sole action available to challenge the consistency of a development order is an action pursuant to Florida Statute 163.3215. Petition dismissed. Priest, Et Al a v. City of Port Richey, No. 512007CA2224WS ((Fla. 6th Cir. App. Ct. October 15, 2008).

 

 

 

 

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR PASCO COUNTY

APPELLATE DIVISION

 

 

 

JAMES PRIEST, DEBRA PRIEST,

HOWARD M. CONDER, ROSE CONDER,

ELOISE TAYLOR, JAMES HOSTER,

JANE HOSTER, WILLIAM COLUMBO and

CAROL COLUMBO, 

                        Petitioners,

v.

 

CITY OF PORT RICHEY                                                     Case No: 51-2007-CA-2224WS

                        Respondent. .

____________________________________/

 

 

Eloise Taylor, Esq.

Attorney for Petitioners

 

James V. Mathieu, Jr., Esq.  

Attorney for Respondent

 

 

ORDER DISMISSING PETITION FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI

THIS CAUSE came before the Court on the Petition for Writ of Certiorari, the Response to Petition for Writ of Certiorari, and Reply to Response. Upon consideration of the same, this Court finds that this action must dismissed.

Petitioners, each of whom own property near the land rezoned,  have filed a petition for writ of certiorari seeking review of the rezoning decision. In reviewing the petition, this Court finds that petitioner’s main argument is that the development order is inconsistent with the comprehensive plan. This action must therefore be dismissed because such issues are not properly brought in a Petition for Writ of Certiorari. The sole action available to challenge the consistency of a development order is an action pursuant to Florida Statute 163.3215. Martin County v. Yusem,  690 So. 2d 1288  (Fla. 1997).    It is, therefore,

ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that the Petition for Writ of Certiorari is DISMISSED.

DONE AND ORDERED in Chambers, at New Port Richey, Pasco County, Florida this ________ day of September, 2008. 

 

                                                                                    _______________________

                                                                                    W. Lowell Bray, Circuit Judge

                                                                                    Primary Appellate Judge

 

                                                                                   

                                                           

                                                                                    __________________

                                                                                    Daniel D. Diskey

                                                                                    Circuit Judge

 

                                                                                    ______________________

                                                                                    Stanley R. Mills

                                                                                    Circuit Judge

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Copies furnished to:

Eloise Taylore, Esq.

James V. Mathieu, Jr., Esq.