Description: Challenge to approvals for condo building in Los Angeles.
Brentwood Stakeholders Alliance for Better Living v. City of Los Angeles
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 04/26/2016 Opinion Download Opinion issued. California Appellate Court Upheld CEQA Review for Condo Building in Los Angeles. In an unpublished opinion, the California Court of Appeal upheld approvals granted by the City of Los Angeles for a six-story building with 49 condominium units. The appellate court concluded that the City had complied with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The parties that challenged the CEQA review had contended that the greenhouse gas study commissioned by the developer did not analyze greenhouse gas emissions from mobile sources and construction, and that the mitigated negative declaration for the project did not address greenhouse gas emission impacts. The appellate court said that the study had considered both stationary and mobile source emissions and had indicated that the project’s emissions would be below the significance thresholds proposed by the South Coast Air Quality Management District. The court also found that the plaintiffs had not cited substantial evidence to support the argument that greenhouse gas mitigation measures were inadequate, or that there would be a significant impact.