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Environmental Council of Sacramento v. City of Sacramento (Alleghany Props., Inc.), C049527

Denial of petition for writ of mandate challenging finding that the Swainson's hawk and giant garter snake species in the Natomas Basin would be protected by the 2003 Habitat Conservation Plan and the implementation agreement is affirmed as there is substantial evidence defendants discharged their duty to fully account for the environmental consequences of the Plan and implementation agreement, and upheld responsibilities to protect threatened species.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 08/09/2006
  • Published 09/11/2006


  • RAYE, J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Law Office of James P. Pachl, James P. Pachl, Sacramento, Law Office of Donald B. Mooney, and Donald B. Mooney, Davis, for Plaintiffs and Appellants.

  • For Appellees:
  • Morrison & Foerster, Clark Morrison, Andrew B. Sabey, and R. Chad Hales, Walnut Creek, for Defendants and Respondents City of Sacramento and County of Suter., Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, Tom Greene, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Mary E. Hackenbracht, Senior Assistant Attorney General, and Bruce Reeves, Deputy Attorney General, for Defendant and Respondent California Department of Fish and Game., Law Offices of Gregory D. Thatch and Larry C. Larsen, Sacramento, for Real Parties in Interest and Respondents.
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