Desiring to operate a restaurant on his land, plaintiff petitioned the city trustees of Sunnyvale to rezone his property by taking it out of the residential district and adding it to the adjacent industrial district. After denial of his petitions, plaintiff brought this suit in which he sought a judgment declaring the zoning ordinance void as to his property. Reversing the lower court's judgment in favor of the city, the supreme court held, that because conditions had changed since the enactment of the ordinance, it was void as to plaintiff's property. Skalko V. City of Sunnyvale, (Cal. 1939) 93 P. (2d) 93.
Edmund R. Blaske,
ZONING - POLICE POWER - WILL CHANGE IN CONDITIONS MAKE ZONING RESTRICTIONS INVALID?,
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