Oct 26, 2013 10:56 PM by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News

Sierra Club dismisses legal action against City of Pismo Beach

The Sierra Club has agreed to dismiss legal action against the City of Pismo Beach over an Environmental Impact Report for the proposed Spanish Springs housing development.

The City decided to revoke the impact report for the project on October 1st.

According to the Sierra Club, certification of the Environmental Impact Report was required to approve a project development agreement. They say it was also a prerequisite for the General Plan Amendments for the project.

In a lawsuit, the Sierra Club alleged that the EIR didn't meet the California Environmental Quality Act's requirements. It also alleged that the Price Canyon area's open space and wildlife would be at risk, and that planners had underestimated the project's impact on the water supply and traffic in the area.

The Sierra Club brought the lawsuit after the Pismo Beach City Council voted to approve the Spanish Springs EIR at a meeting on June 18th.

The Sierra Club says the city now has to wait at least 12 months before it can consider any revised versions of the proposed development.



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