Does a tangible asset or concrete gain need to be present to satisfy the requirement that the action confer a significant benefit?

California, United States of America


The following excerpt is from Angelheart v. City of Burbank, 232 Cal.App.3d 460, 285 Cal.Rptr. 463 (Cal. App. 1991):

A tangible asset or a concrete gain does not have to be present to satisfy the requirement that the action confer a significant benefit; rather, the effectuation of a fundamental constitutional or statutory policy may be present. (Beach Colony II v. California Coastal Com. (1985) 166 Cal.App.3d 106, 112, 212 Cal.Rptr. 485.)

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