An Orange County Superior Court judge has ordered Huntington Beach to pay almost $650,000 in attorney's fees to the group that successfully challenged the city's decision to build a new senior center in Huntington Central Park.
Judge David C. Velasquez decided this month that the city will have to cover $648,506 of the Parks Legal Defense Fund's legal fees, according to court documents.
"We think it's a fair amount, but we asked for more," said Mark Allen, the group's attorney.
The defense fund had originally asked for $995,000, City Atty. Jennifer McGrath said.
McGrath declined to comment on whether the amount was fair, but said "the fact that is was reduced...is a good result for the city."