Dear Members,

As you are aware, on April 11, 2013, Judge Rubin made on oral ruling against
the Rock Creek Hills Citizens Association and the individual plaintiffs on
matters relating to the proposed conversion of Rock Creek Hills Local Park.
On April 23, 2013, Judge Rubin entered a 13 page written Declaratory
Judgement stating his reasons. Counsel, the Association, and the individual
plaintiffs have reviewed the April 23 order carefully and have again
concluded that the Court’s erred in ruling that (1) the plaintiffs have no
standing to challenge the proposed conversion, (2) the Board of Education
has a valid reclaim right to the park, and (3) the government defendants did
not violate any statutes in deciding to convert the park without further
review by the state agencies having statutory jurisdiction over the proposed
conversion. Therefore the Association and the individual plaintiffs are
appealing the April 23 order. In addition, the Association’s park
litigation fund has the resources to pay all its current obligations and has
accumulated a modest reserve for the initial phase of the appeal.


John M. Robinson
9616 Old Spring Road
Kensington, MD 20895