Immigration activist Benito Acosta fought city hall and won when an Orange Court Superior Court judge dismissed charges earlier this month of disrupting a January 2006 Costa Mesa City Council meeting — but there could be another round to this battle. The city has until Oct. 31 to appeal the case to the Appellate Department of the Superior Court.
But whether that happens is not known yet.
“We just got the transcripts and are looking to determine if an appeal is an option,” said Dan Peelman, who prosecuted the case for the city. “A determination has not been made yet.”
Judge Kelly MacEachern dismissed the case Oct. 1 after learning Peelman had not been sworn in as a public prosecutor before filing the misdemeanor charges.