Description: Challenge to City of Santa Rosa law restricting natural gas appliances in new homes.
Gallaher v. City of Santa Rosa
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 12/17/2019 Petition for Writ of Mandate Complaint filed. Lawsuit Filed in State Court to Challenge City of Santa Rosa Natural Gas Ban for New Homes. It was reported in January that a developer had filed a lawsuit in California Superior Court challenging the City of Santa Rosa’s law requiring appliances in new homes of three stories or less to use electricity rather than natural gas. The law reportedly alleged that the City failed to comply with CEQA in enacting the ban, which must also be approved by state regulators. The developer previously filed a lawsuit challenging a natural gas ban in the Town of Windsor.