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Lighthouse Field Beach Rescue v. City of Santa Cruz, H027491

In an action concerning dog use regulations in a State Beach, defendant-City failed to comply with the California Environmental Quality Act when it 1)failed to adequately describe the impacts and extent of the current off-leash dog use at the beach, and 2)adopted a negative declaration instead of preparing an environmental impact report.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 08/10/2005
  • Published 08/10/2005


  • ELIA, J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Brandt-Hawley Law Group and Susan Brandt-Hawley and Paige J. Swartley, for Appellants.

  • For Appellees:
  • Atchison, Barisone, Condotti & Kovacevich and John G. Barisone, Santa Cruz City Attorney, for Respondents., Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, Thomas Greene, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Mary E. Hackenbracht, Sr. Assistant Attorney General, John Davidson, Supervising Deputy Attorney General and Anita E. Ruud, Deputy Attorney General, for Real Party in Interest and Respondent.
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