UCLA issued this statement following the July 27 decision by a judge to issue a preliminary injunction delaying the sale of the Hannah Carter Japanese Garden. Additional history and details about the university's plans to sell the garden are available here.
"UCLA respectfully disagrees with the judge's decision to issue a preliminary injunction. We are confident that all appropriate legal steps were followed to proceed with the sale, and we intend to continue contesting the underlying lawsuit.
"During these challenging times, campus resources are best directed toward our academic mission, not toward maintaining a garden that serves no teaching or research purpose and lacks the parking or shuttle space necessary to operate it as a public asset.
"While we believe selling the garden is the right thing to do, UCLA is directing its agents to postpone the scheduled bid opening of Aug. 15."