Sustainable Transp. Advocates of Santa Barbara v. Santa Barbara County Ass'n of Gov'ts, No. B212524 - California Case Law
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Sustainable Transp. Advocates of Santa Barbara v. Santa Barbara County Ass'n of Gov'ts, No. B212524

Denial of plaintiff's petition for writ of mandate seeking to vacate the approval of Measure A, which imposes a retail sales and use tax to fund transportation projects in the county, is affirmed as a prior CEQA environmental review was not required as Measure A falls within the funding mechanism exclusion of the CEQA Guidelines section 15378(b)(4) because it does not constitute a binding commitment to construct the projects set forth in the investment plan.     

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Filed November 10, 2009

Judges

Opinion by Judge Perren

Counsel

For Appellant:  Eugene S. Wilson

For Appellee:  Dennis Marshall, County Counsel, Kevin E. Ready, Sr., Senior Deputy County Counsel; Remy, Thomas, Moose and Manley, Whitman F. Manley, Tiffany K. Wright and Christopher J. Butcher