$37,528.14 Out of Requested $37,528.14 In Costs Was What Petitioner Had To Bear After Voluntarily Dismissing Mandamus Petition.
The Fourth District, Division 1, in Otay Ranch, L.P. v. County of San Diego, Case No. D064809 (4th Dist., Div. 1 Sept. 29, 2014) (partially published) determined that the reasonable labor costs of attorneys and paralegals to prepare an administrative mandamus administrative record in a CEQA/Health & Safety proceeding were recoverable by the County of San Diego after the mandamus petition was voluntarily dismissed. This sustained a lower court ruling awarding County $37,528.14 out of a requested $66,638.14 in costs, most of which did involve attorney/paralegal time (although billed out at lower hourly rates).