Tag Archives: CEQA

Close to Home: Building boldly toward the future

“If we stay on track with city-centered growth and greenbelt protection, Sonoma County can usher in new era of thriving, affordable neighborhoods in cities and towns near jobs, schools and transit. If they stray, we could face a generation of…

 

Meeting on Sonoma Co. changes to housing ordinance

Remember this also includes weakening CEQA, California Environmental Quality Act for the building industry. We had the same areas burn down twice due to poor planning and another huge development (Chanate) being pushed through that will add another layer of heavy traffic…

 

Sonoma County Climate Plan Lawsuit Explained

A case study of last year’s landmark lawsuit challenging Sonoma County’s Climate Action 2020 Plan was presented last week at the 2018 Public Interest Environmental Law Conference in Eugene, Oregon. The Public Interest Environmental Law Conference is the premier annual…

 

When Governing Powers go Rogue

NapaVision 2050 When Governing Powers go Rogue. A Challenge to the County’s Compliance with the Law by The Alliance for Responsible Governance In a letter dated August 11, 2017, the environmental law firm Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger, representing The Alliance for Responsible…

 

Judge Rules Climate Action 2020 Plan Violates CEQA

Sonoma County Superior Court Judge Nancy Case Shaffer in Santa Rosa has ruled in favor of local Sonoma Valley attorney Jerry Bernhaut’s lawsuit challenging Sonoma County’s Climate Action 2020 Plan. A lawyer with River Watch, a Sonoma County firm active…