In early December 2012, lawyer Paul Robinson asked city attorney Jan Goldsmith if the hotel could continue using the equestrian center as they went through the permit process. Goldsmith refused. “I have reviewed this matter with our attorneys to determine whether the Grand is being treated worse than others in similar situations,” Goldsmith penned in a December 17 letter to Robinson. “Based upon that review and my knowledge of other code enforcement cases, it is not.”
Now, ten years after the first notice of violation was sent to the Grand Del Mar, Manchester has finally agreed to comply with the city’s demands. This time, however, the city seems to have realized it needed the power of the court to hold the Grand Del Mar accountable. Judge Timothy Taylor signed the judgment on January 8.