California Supreme Court Watch

Jul 09, 2014
#14-72 Citizens for Environmental Responsibility v. State ex rel. 14th Dist. Ag. Assn., S218240

#14-72 Citizens for Environmental Responsibility v. State ex rel. 14th Dist. Ag. Assn., S218240.  (C070836; 224 Cal.App.4th 1542; Sacramento County Superior Court; 34201180000902CUWMGDS.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment in a civil action. The court ordered briefing deferred pending decision in Berkeley Hillside Preservation v. City of Berkeley, S201116 (#12-58), which presents the following issue: Did the City of Berkeley properly conclude that a proposed project was exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (Pub. Resources Code, § 21000 et seq.) under the categorical exemptions set forth in California Code of Regulations, title 14, sections 15303, subdivision (a), and 15332, and that the “Significant Effects Exception” set forth in section 15300.2, subdivision (c), of the regulations did not operate to remove the project from the scope of those categorical exemptions?

Review granted/briefing deferred 07/09/2014

See the Petition for Review.