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Tuolumne Jobs & Small Business Alliance v. Superior Court (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.), S207173

The Court of Appeals' decision holding that a full California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review is required if a city council adopts a land use initiative proposed by voters is reversed, where: 1) the procedures for municipal voter initiatives are exclusively provided for by section 9214 of the Elections Code; 2) the statutory language of section 9214(a) precludes application of CEQA; 3) application of CEQA review to voter initiatives runs contrary to legislative intent; and 4) direct adoption of land use voter initiatives without prior CEQA review does not offend public policy.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 08/07/2014
  • Published 08/07/2014




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