The following is a letter from the President of the Catholic Cathedral Corporation:

November 14, 2019

Dear Parishioners and Friends of the Diocese of Oakland,

I am pleased to report the Catholic Cathedral Corporation of the East Bay has settled its design and construction defects lawsuit involving the Cathedral Center. The legal process has been complex and time-consuming and involved more than thirty defendants.

All parties have executed a confidential settlement agreement that will result in monetary recovery by the Diocese. The settlement funds we receive will reimburse the Diocese for all expenses incurred in the lawsuit and will allow us to make the necessary repairs to the Cathedral Center. We plan to undertake these repairs, including restoration of the B 1 parking level, in the next year. I will continue to update you as the repair plans progress.

I wish to express appreciation and gratitude to our legal team, engineering and design experts, and our mediation team for their dedicated assistance throughout this process. At the same time, I also want to thank so many in the Diocese for your support and patience during this arduous process.

Sincerely Yours in Christ,
Very Reverend George Mockel
Vicar General
President of the Catholic Cathedral Corporation of the East Bay

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