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SAVE OUR PENINSULA COMM. v. MONTEREY COUNTY BD. OF SUPERVISORS, H020900, H020933

If an envronmental impact report ("EIR") presents alternative methodologies for determining a baseline condition, the California Environmental Quality Act, Public Resources Code section 21000 et seq., requires that each alternative be supported by reasoned analysis and evidence in the record so that agency makes an informed decision. The EIR must set forth any analysis of alternative methodologies early enough in the review process to allow for public comment and response.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 02/15/2001
  • Published 02/15/2001

Judges

  • BAMATTRE-MANOUKIAN, J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  •  McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen, Los Angeles, Stephen L. Kostka, Marie A. Cooper, Walnut Creek;  Lombardo & Gilles, Anthony L. Lombardo, Salinas, Jacqueline M. Zischke, Attorneys for Real Parties in Interest and Appellants, September Ranch Partners.

  • For Appellees:
  •  Alexander T. Henson, Richard H. Rosenthal, Carmel Valley, Gregory James, Independence, Attorneys for Plaintiffs and Respondents, Save Our Peninsula Committee, et al., Frances M. Farina, Michael W. Stamp and Jeanine G. Strong, Attorneys for Plaintiffs and Respondents, Sierra Club, Save Our Carmel River and Patricia Bernardi., No appearance by Defendants and Respondents, County of Monterey, Monterey County Board of Supervisors.
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