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California Court of Appeal

Witt Home Ranch, Inc. v. County of Sonoma, A118911

In a matter involving validity of a subdivision map approved and recorded under statutes in effect prior to the state's first modern land use planning laws, denial of plaintiff-owner's application for certificates of compliance with respect to map lots and trial court's conclusion that no violation of due process occurred in connection with the denial is affirmed where: 1) the laws governing subdivision maps in 1915 did not regulate the "design and improvement of subdivisions," as required by the grandfather clause; and 2) that the defendant County did not violate plaintiff's right to due process.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 07/29/2008
  • Published 07/29/2008




  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • McQuaid Bedford & Van Zandt, Michael J. Van Zandt and Christopher B. Whitman, San Francisco, for Plaintiff and Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Steven M. Woodside, County Counsel, and Sue A. Gallagher, Deputy County Counsel for Defendant and Respondent., Dennis Bunting, County Counsel (Solano), and James Laughlin, Deputy County Counsel for the California State Association of Counties and the League of California Cities as Amici Curiae on behalf of Defendant and Respondent.
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