Buddhist temple co-founder files discrimination claim against City of Fremont
Lee has filed a claim with the city, alleging racial, religious, and gender discrimination. Her representation includes prominent civil rights attorney Angela Alioto, who’s preparing to file a federal lawsuit in June on her behalf.
“This woman is one of the most magnificent people I have ever met,” said Alioto. “She just wants to pray.”
Alioto doesn’t dispute the fact that Lee constructed or remodeled several structures without first receiving the necessary permits. But she maintains that her client paid the filing fees and was given the runaround for years.
Alioto says there are also a number of other unpermitted buildings in the area.