Latest Smith Canal court document

Stockton levee engineer Dominick Gulli — who applied for a contract to fix Stockton’s Smith Canal flood insurance problem, then sued when he wasn’t selected — has filed a third amended complaint at San Joaquin County Superior Court.

The complaint appears to be shorter this time, but still covers a lot of ground (read it for yourself). Gulli accuses the San Joaquin Area Flood Control agency of wasting taxpayer money and of being too cozy with the contractor that was ultimately selected for the project.

Gulli seeks to block the construction of a flood-control gate that is supposed to get thousands of residents out of FEMA’s high-risk flood zone. Gulli’s lawsuit, and another filed by an entity calling itself the Atherton Cove Property Owners Association, have cost more than $800,000 to fight, SJAFCA officials said recently.

The money for the legal fight is coming from the assessments paid by property owners, assessments that were supposed to pay for the gate.

More to come as these lawsuits continue to wend their way through the courts.

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