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California Native Plant Soc'y v. City of Rancho Cordova, C057018

In an environmental action involving a residential and commercial development, trial court's judgment is reversed where: 1) the court did not err in determining defendant violated the Planning and Zoning Law when it approved the development project as defendant did not design mitigation for impacts of the project on special-status species as required; and 2) the trial court erred in finding defendant violated CEQA in its certification of the project environmental impact report and in the approval of the project as plaintiff failed to establish any such violation on which administrative remedies were exhausted.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 03/24/2009
  • Published 03/24/2009

Judges

  • ROBIE, J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Remy, Thomas, Moose and Manley, James G. Moose, Sabrina V. Teller, Sacramento, and Jason W. Holder for Real Party in Interest and Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Kenyon Yeates,Charity Kenyon, J. William Yeates, Jason R. Flanders, Sacramento;  Lippe Gaffney Wagner and Keith G. Wagner, Sacramento, for Defendant and Appellant., Meyers, Nave, Riback, Silver & Wilson, Adam U. Lindgren, Sacramento, Julia L. Bond and Edward Grutzmacher, Oakland, for Defendants and Appellants.
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