Please join us in support of the canal at our hearing on March 13 at 2:30 at the Cameron Park Courthouse!

Please join us in support of the canal at our hearing on March 13 at 2:30 at the Cameron Park Courthouse!

 

 

Hi All-

Mark your calendars! Our hearing date is set for March 13, 2020 at 2:30 pm at the Cameron Park Branch of the El Dorado County Court, 3321 Cameron Park Dr. Cameron Park, 95682. Please come support the canal. We need to stay diligent!

Here is the response brief from our attorney(3 docs). Now the court will have all three briefs; Our initial brief, EID’s response brief and our response to their response.

2020.2.24 FINAL STEC Reply Brief

2020.2.24 FINAL STEC v. EID Decl of MAB Reply

2020.2.24 STEC v EID Appendix on Reply

We continue to need your help with legal fees. It is critical as the cost of  paying an attorney to write these briefs is very expensive, but very important.

Will you consider another donation to help us get through this final push we’ve been working on for 4 years? We are grateful for all of your donations so far as these efforts by the community have helped get us to this point in our fight!

DONATE HERE

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Table of contents for our response brief:

I. INTRODUCTION ………………………………………………………………………………. 4

II. CLARIFICATION OF FACTS …………………………………………………………….. 5

A. The original project described in the Initial Study ……………………….. 5

B. Description of the Blair Road Alternative in the Initial Study ……….. 6

C. The Proposed Project in the Draft EIR ……………………………………….. 6

D. The Blair Road Alternative in the Draft EIR ……………………………….. 7

III. DISCUSSION ……………………………………………………………………………………. 9

A. Petitioner’s arguments are supported by citations to

the record and authorities ………………………………………………………….. 9

B. The Project Description is inadequate ………………………………………… 12

1. The Project Objective regarding reduction of

water loss is not supported by substantial evidence ……… 13

2. The Project Description omits crucial

information regarding hydrology and drainage …………… 15

C. The EIR’s impact analysis is inadequate …………………………………….. 17

1. The EIR fails to adequately analyze and mitigate

the Project’s impacts to aesthetics and recreation ………… 17

2. The EIR fails to adequately analyze potential

impacts to biological resources …………………………………. 17

a. The EIR fails to adequately analyze

impacts to riparian habitat ……………………………….. 17

b. The EIR fails to adequately analyze

potential impacts to trees …………………………………. 19

c. The EIR fails to adequately analyze

potential impacts to fire hazards ……………………….. 19

3. The EIR fails to adequately describe the

environmental setting ………………………………………………. 20

4. The EIR fails to adequately analyze impacts

to hydrology …………………………………………………………… 20

IV. CONCLUSION ………………………………………………………………………………….. 21


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