Description: Challenge to the City of Sacramento's approval and adoption of a 2035 General Plan.
Citizens for Positive Growth & Preservation v. City of Sacramento
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 11/26/2019 Opinion Download Judgment denying petition for writ of mandate affirmed. California Appellate Court Upheld Greenhouse Gas Analysis for Sacramento’s 2035 General Plan. The California Court of Appeal affirmed the denial of a petition challenging the City of Sacramento’s 2035 General Plan and the related environmental impact report. Among other things, the appellate court rejected the petitioner’s “unsupported and undeveloped arguments” that the analysis of greenhouse gas emissions was based on faulty traffic analyses and therefore deficient. The appellate court also was not persuaded by the argument that the City did not support its rejection of a no-action alternative—i.e., the 2030 General Plan. The appellate court noted that the City rejected the no-action alternative as infeasible because it did not advance some City objectives (such as inclusion of the City’s 2012 climate action plan), had greater impacts than the 2035 General Plan (including greenhouse gas and climate change impacts), and would not avoid any significant impacts associated with the 2035 General Plan.