Description: Challenged decision by city to not complete CEQA process concerning bidding for trash service contracts.
Chung v. City of Monterey Park
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 10/23/2012 Opinion Download Affirmed trial court's judgment for respondents. An individual commenced a lawsuit challenging Monterey Park City Council’s decision to place a measure on the ballot that would require the city to seek competitive bids for trash service without first performing an environmental review pursuant to CEQA. The trial court dismissed the suit, determining that the measure was not a “project” within the meaning of CEQA and therefore the measure did not require environmental review before being placed on the ballot. On appeal, the appellate court affirmed on identical grounds.